Ministry health

The Ministry of Health announces five additional deaths and a revised number of COVID-19 cases on Friday

A further five deaths from COVID-19, recorded between August and October 2021, which were reported to authorities at a later stage, and the revised total number of coronavirus cases that emerged after its database was updated, have been reported. announced on Friday by the Cypriot Ministry of Health.

According to announcements from the Ministry of Health, the total number of deceased COVID-19 patients until March 17, 2022 is 910, not 905, while the total number of cases until March 14 is 355,493 and ​​no 356,784 as the sum on which yesterday’s daily briefing was based.

The five deaths subsequently reported include an 83-year-old man who died on 08/29/2021, a 68-year-old woman who died on 09/01/2021, a 66-year-old woman who died on 09/05/2021, another woman, 96 years old, died on 26/09/2021 and a woman, 68 years old, died on 25/10/2021.

Therefore, he added, as of Friday’s daily announcement, new deaths from COVID-19 will be added to the total of 910. Of these, 551 are men and 359 are women. , the ministry said.

As for the cases, the revised number emerged, according to the ministry, as part of the preparation of the national report. He said that by analyzing the epidemiological data of the coronavirus pandemic, the ministry has updated its database, after registering and verifying all the data communicated in the previous months to the Epidemiological Surveillance Unit.

As a result, he said, it appears the total number of cases as of March 14 is 355,493, not 356,784. “Therefore, from today’s daily announcement, the new cases will be added to the total number of 366,452,” he said.

The Ministry of Health has indicated that this practice of regularly updating databases is applied by all states, both for transparency and for the correct and complete recording of epidemiological surveillance data. She added that she was doing the same and that she would keep the public informed of any new data she recorded, for the sake of transparency.

(CNA)