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Cyprus / COVID-19: Six deaths and 227 new cases today from 13,298 tests

The Ministry of Health announces that today, January 13, 2021:

  • Six people have died of COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 163.
  • 198 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, of which 59 are in serious condition.
  • A total of 13,298 disease detection tests have been performed by the molecular method (PCR) and the antigen rapid detection method (antigen rapid test).
  • 227 (positivity rate: 1.71%) new cases of COVID-19 were detected by molecular tests (PCR) and antigen rapid tests, bringing the total number of cases to 28,124 .

The current results are detailed.

A. Deaths from COVID-19 disease:

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

  • A 28-year-old woman, with underlying diseases, who lived in the Nea Eleousa Shelter and ended up in the General Hospital of Nicosia.
  • A 89-year-old woman with underlying diseases ended up in her home.
  • A 91-year-old woman with underlying diseases, who was treated at the Limassol General Hospital.
  • A woman, 77 years old, without mentioning underlying diseases in the death certificate, who was hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit of the Nicosia General Hospital.
  • A woman, 85 years old, with underlying diseases, who was treated at the General Hospital of Famagusta.
  • A 78-year-old man with underlying diseases, who was treated at the General Hospital of Famagusta.

Thus, the total number of deaths with a final cause of COVID-19 is 163, of which:

  • 107 men (66%), and
  • 56 women (34%).

The average age of those who die from the disease is 79.5 years.

B. Patients:

In total, 198 patients with COVID-19 are treated in OKYPY hospitals, of which 59 are in serious condition or in MAF conditions.

Of the 59 patients who are critical, 30 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 (58 patients) Intensive Care Unit 6
COVID chamber 52
Nicosia

(76 patients)

Intensive Care Unit 36 (6 out of ventilator)
COVID chamber 31
Intensive Care Unit 9
Limassol

(60 patients)

COVID chamber 52
Intensive Care Unit 8
Blessed

(4 patients)

COVID chamber 4

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

Of the 13,298 laboratory diagnoses performed today, 2,468 were made by the molecular method (PCR) and 10,830 by the antigen rapid test, 227 cases of COVID-19 were identified, which resulted as follows:

  • 63 cases from 478 samples taken through the process of tracking contacts of already confirmed cases.
  • 30 cases from 1,097 samples taken through private initiative.
  • 22 cases from 363 samples taken from the Microbiological Laboratories of the General Hospitals.
  • 1 case of 2 samples taken in the context of the control of the Cyprus Basketball Federation and the Cyprus Volleyball Federation.
  • 111 cases from 10,830 samples tested by the antigen rapid test method.

In addition, the following laboratory tests were performed without detecting a case:

  • 231 samples taken as part of a passenger check at Larnaca and Paphos Airports.
  • 47 samples taken as part of a re-inspection carried out on the 7th day after the arrival of persons returning from the United Kingdom and being compulsorily confined to hotels in the Republic.
  • 250 samples taken under the referral program by Personal Physicians and special teams control through Public Health Clinics.

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

Province Sampling points Test number Number of positives
Limassol Inside Neighborhood 506 18
Ύψωνας 455 13
Total: 961 31
Positiveness rate: 3.23%
Larnaca Central area – Point A. 363 6
Central area – Point B. 248 3
Aradippou 246 4
Xylofagou 111 10
Total: 968 23
Positiveness rate: 2.38%
Nicosia Strovolos 383 6
Latsia 449 9
Lakatamia 437 6
Hugging 389 4
Palouriotissa 460 3
Total: 2,118 28
Positiveness rate: 1.32%
Paphos Central area 432 3
Total: 432 3
Positiveness rate: 0.69%
Famagusta Paralimni 155 4
Savior 112 3
Total: 267 7
Positiveness rate: 2.62%
Retirement Homes / Roofs Nicosia 896 4
Limassol 958 1
Larnaca 171 5
National Guard National Guard camps throughout Cyprus 193 1
Media 266 0
Public and Wider Public Sector Departments and Services of Public and Wider Public Sector, Local Government 998 1
Construction sites Pancyprian 330 0
Industries Pancyprian 247 0
Industrial Areas Limassol 918 2
Ύψωνα 500 3
Aradippou 62 0
Brake 100 0
Dali 445 2

Source: politis.com.cy

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