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Cyprus / Covid19: 178 new cases from 9,884 tests, 192 patients hospitalized

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Cyprus / Covid19: 178 new cases from 9,884 tests, 192 patients hospitalized

The Ministry of Health announces that today, January 20, 2021:

  • No deaths of COVID-19 patients have been reported to date, leaving a total of 176 deaths.
  • 192 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, of which 60 are in serious condition.
  • A total of 9,884 disease detection tests have been performed with the molecular method (PCR) and the antigen rapid test method.
  • 178 (positivity rate: 1.80%) new cases of COVID-19 disease were detected by molecular tests (PCR) and antigen rapid tests, bringing the total number of cases to 29,472 .

The current results are detailed.

 A. Deaths from COVID-19 disease:

No deaths of COVID-19 patients were reported today. Therefore, the total number of deaths with a final cause of COVID-19 disease remains 176, of which:

  • 117 men (66%), and
  • 59 women (34%).

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

B. Patients:

 In total, 192 patients with COVID-19 are treated in OKYPY hospitals, of which 60 are in serious condition or in MAF conditions.

Of the 60 patients who are critical, 29 are intubated, eight 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 (63 patients) Intensive Care Unit 8
COVID chamber 55
Nicosia

(71 patients)

Intensive Care Unit 37 (8 out of ventilator)
COVID chamber 27
Intensive Care Unit 7
Limassol

(58 patients)

COVID chamber 50
Intensive Care Unit 8

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

Of the 9,884 laboratory diagnoses performed today, 2,050 were made by molecular method (PCR) and 7,834 by antigen rapid test, 178 cases of COVID-19 were identified, which resulted in the following:

  • 58 cases from 342 samples taken through the process of tracking contacts of already confirmed cases.
  • 24 cases from 799 samples taken through private initiative.
  • 18 cases from 344 samples taken from the Microbiological Laboratories of the General Hospitals.
  • 4 cases from 258 samples received under the program of referrals by Personal Physicians and control of special groups through the Public Health Clinics.
  • 74 cases from 7,834 samples tested by the antigen rapid test method.

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

  • 98 samples taken as part of a passenger check at Larnaca and Paphos Airports.
  • 31 samples taken as part of a re-inspection 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.
  • 178 samples taken under the immigrant structures control program.

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

Province Sampling points Test number Number of positives
Limassol Central area – Point A. 175 5
Central area – Point B. 275 11
Germasogeia 375 4
Ύψωνας 296 9
Capsule 307 5
Total: 1,428 34
Positiveness rate: 2.38 %
Larnaca Central area – Point A. 204 6
Central area – Point B. 125 1
Aradippou 183 3
Meadows 167 0
Total: 679 10
Positiveness rate: 1.47 %
Nicosia Palouriotissa 420 6
Strovolos 328 7
Latsia 399 6
Lakatamia 284 3
Hugging 283 4
Eurychos 130 0
Astromeritis 240 0
Total: 2,084 26
Positiveness rate: 1, 25 %
Paphos Εμπα 229 4
Total: 229 4
Positiveness rate: 1.75 %
Famagusta Paralimni 138 0
Liopetri 104 0
Total: 242 0
Positiveness rate: %
Retirement Homes / Roofs Nicosia 537 0
Limassol 398 0
Larnaca 138 0
Paphos 174 0
Special schools Pancyprian 131 0
Media Pancyprian 66 0
Public sector Departments / Services / Ministries all over Cyprus 603 0
Industries / Crafts / Private Companies Pancyprian 1,004 0
Construction sites Pancyprian 57 0
Police force Pancyprian 64 0

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Source: politis.com.cy

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