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918 COVID-19 cases and 24 deaths in Cyprus by May 19, fatality rate 2.6%, 20.6% of cases were health workers
CNA - CYPRUS/Nicosia 21/05/2020 18:28

As of May 19th, a total of 918 COVID-19 cases and 24 deaths (case fatality rate: 2.6%) have been reported in the Republic of Cyprus.  Among these cases, 20.6% are health-care workers (n = 189) - 4.3% physicians (n = 39), 10.3% nurses (n = 95), 1.4% other health occupations (n = 13), and 4.6% auxiliary staff (n = 42).
The median age of cases is 45 years (interquartile range - IQR: 32-59 years); 49.8% are male and 50.2% are female.
The figures are included in the National Surveillance Report presented on Thursday by Assistant Professor Georgios Nikolopoulos, during a press conference at the Health Ministry.

According to the figures, overall, of 773 cases for which the place of exposure was known, locally acquired infections (index cases and close-contacts of confirmed cases) were


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