CYPRUS: 4 new deaths and 2.200 cases announced by the Ministry. Health

168 hospitalized of which 43 in serious condition

Corona Virus, Healthcare Services, MINISTRY OF HEALTH

The Ministry of Health announces that today, February 17 2022:

- They were announced 4 deaths

- Relate to:

  • Woman, aged 67-year-old, which ended on 16 February
  • Man, aged 63-year-old, which ended on 17 February
  • Man, aged 89-year-old, which ended on 17 February
  • Man, aged 93-year-old, which ended on 17 February

- Total number of deaths with final cause of the disease COVID-19: 802.

-       168 patients COVID-19 are hospitalized in OKYPY hospitals

-       43 in serious condition (ICU: 0 out of ventilator / 12 intubated, MAF: 31)

- Percentage of patients without a history of vaccination: 66,08%

-       29 Patients who have ceased to be infectious continue to be treated intubated for COVID in an Intensive Care Unit.

Diagnostic examinations:

- They took place in total 99.502 diagnostic examinations

- They were located 2.200 new cases (set of cases 300.435).

- Position rate in all exams 2,21%

Total number of molecular tests (PCR):

- They took place 7.389 molecular tests

- They emerged 311positive incidents

- Position of positivity 4,21%

-       Total number of rapid antigen detection tests (RapidTest):

- They were carried out 92.113 rapid antigen detection tests

- They emerged 1.889 positive incidents

- Position of positivity 2,05%


- They were carried out 255 molecular tests and were detected 22 positive events (percentage of positivity 8,63%)

- They were carried out 928 rapid antigen detection tests and detected  74 positive events (percentage of positivity 7,97%)

Private initiative:

- They were carried out 1.880 molecular tests were identified 208 positive events (percentage of positivity 11,06%)

- They were carried out 44.060 rapid antigen detection tests were detected 1.157 positive events (percentage of positivity 2,63%)

Through the programs of the Ministry of Health were carried out 48.053 rapid antigen detection test. They were located 732 positive incidents.

- Sampling points: 18.367 rapid detection tests were detected 516 positive events (percentage of positivity 2,81%)


- Primary Education: 20.490 rapid antigen detection tests were detected 74 positive events (percentage of positivity 0,36%)

- Secondary Education: 2.196 rapid detection tests were detected  12 positive events (percentage of positivity 0,55%)

- Test-to-Stay: performed 3.035 rapid antigen detection tests and detected 34 positive events (percentage of positivity 1,12%)

- Special Schools: conducted 488 rapid antigen detection tests and detected  3 positive events (percentage of positivity 0,61%)


- Nursing homes: conducted 1.049 rapid antigen detection tests were detected 12 positive events (percentage of positivity 1,14%)

- Closed structures: carried out 248 rapid antigen detection tests were detected new incidents (percentage of positivity 0,81%).

- Government Services: performed 1.252 rapid antigen detection tests and detected  5 positive events (percentage of positivity 0,40%)


The figures mentioned in the announcement are indicative and may vary based on the final and up-to-date data sent in the context of the National Epidemiological Risk Report published every second Friday. Next update will be tomorrow, February 18.