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Covid19 / Cyprus: Five deaths and 288 new cases from 12,842 tests – 2.24% positivity rate

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Covid19 / Cyprus: Five deaths and 288 new cases from 12,842 tests - 2.24% positivity rate

The Ministry of Health announces that today, January 11, 2021:

  • Five people have died of COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 153.
  • 205 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, of which 58 are in serious condition.
  • A total of 12,842 disease detection tests have been performed by the molecular method (PCR) and the antigen rapid test method.
  • 288 (positivity rate: 2.24%) new cases of COVID-19 were detected by molecular tests (PCR) and antigen rapid test (antigen rapid test), bringing the total number of cases to 27,638 .

The current results are detailed.

 A. Deaths from COVID-19 disease:

 The five people who died with the ultimate cause of death attributed to COVID-19 are:

  • A 77-year-old man with underlying diseases, who was hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit of the General Hospital of Nicosia.
  • An 89-year-old man with underlying diseases, who was treated at the Limassol General Hospital.
  • A 70-year-old man with underlying diseases, who was hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit of the General Hospital of Nicosia.
  • An 89-year-old man with underlying diseases, who was treated at the General Hospital of Nicosia after being transferred from the Agitis nursing home.
  • A woman, 82 years old, with underlying diseases, who was treated at the Limassol General Hospital.

Therefore, the total number of deaths with a final cause of COVID-19 is 153, of which:

  • 103 men (67%), and
  • 50 women (33%).

The average age of those who die from the disease is 80 years.

B. Patients:

 In total, 205 patients with COVID-19 are treated in OKYPY hospitals, of which 58 are in serious condition or in MAF conditions.

Of the 58 patients who are critical, 29 are intubated, six are admitted to an intravenous intensive care unit and 23 to an intensive care unit.

The situation in the hospitals is as follows:

Hospital Chamber Number of Patients
Famagusta (68 patients) Intensive Care Unit 6
COVID chamber 62
Nicosia

(78 patients)

Intensive Care Unit 35 (6 out of a respirator)
COVID chamber 34
Intensive Care Unit 9
Limassol

(56 patients)

COVID chamber 48
Intensive Care Unit 8
Blessed

(3 patients)

COVID chamber 3

C. Positive cases COVID -19 ( PCR test and rapid antigen test ) :

Of the 12,842 laboratory diagnoses performed today, 3,892 were made by the molecular method (PCR) and 8,950 by the antigen rapid test, 288 cases of COVID-19 were identified, which resulted as follows:

  • 52 cases from 266 samples received through the process of tracking contacts of already confirmed cases.
  • 20 cases from 1,713 samples taken as part of a passenger check at Larnaca and Paphos Airports.
  • 2 cases of 112 samples taken as part of a re-examination carried out on the 7th day after the arrival of persons who have returned from the United Kingdom and are in a mandatory restriction in hotels in the Republic.
  • 27 cases from 1,177 samples taken through private initiative.
  • 16 cases from 388 samples taken from the Microbiological Laboratories of the General Hospitals.
  • 1 case from 236 samples received under the program of referrals by Personal Physicians and control of special groups through the Public Health Clinics.
  • 170 cases from 8,950 samples tested by the antigen rapid test method.

In detail, the rapid antigen test (rapid test) was performed today as follows:

Province Sampling points Test number Number of positives
Limassol Central area 388 9
Capsule 490 19
Germasogeia 285 6
Mouttagiaka 277 9
Polemidia 527 22
Total: 1,967 65
Positiveness rate: 3.30 %
Larnaca Central area 314 4
Aradippou 351 18
Meadows 278 9
Dromoxy 251 9
Total: 1,194 40
Positiveness rate: 3.35 %
Nicosia Strovolos 375 11
Latsia 440 8
Lakatamia 489 6
Hugging 383 3
Palouriotissa 482 5
Anthoupolis 264 4
Ilioupoli / Dali 284 6
Total: 2,717 43
Positiveness rate: 1.58 %
Paphos Central area 392 10
Total: 392 10
Positiveness rate: 2.55 %
Famagusta Paralimni 229 8
Total: 229 8
Positiveness rate: 3.49 %
Retirement Homes / Roofs Nicosia 113 2
Limassol 39 0
Larnaca 27 0
Famagusta 77 0
National Guard National Guard camps throughout Cyprus 603 1
Cyprus' police Police Stations all over Cyprus 257 0
Public and Wider Public Sector Departments and Services of Public and Wider Public Sector, Local Government 88 0
Industrial Areas Nicosia – Workers 750 1
Larnaca – Athienou 241 0
Paphos – Mesogi 256 0

At these points per province there will be a free Rapid test on January 12th

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Source: politis.com.cy

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