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Cyprus / Covid19: 314 new cases from 37,546 tests - At 0.84% the positivity rate

The Ministry of Health announces that today, June 28, 2021:

  • No deaths of patients with a final cause of death of COVID-19 have been reported to date, leaving a total of 378 deaths.
  • 54 COVID-19 patients are being treated, of which 17 are in serious condition.
  • A total of 37,546 disease detection tests have been performed by the molecular method (PCR) and the antigen rapid test method.
  • 314 (positivity rate: 0.84%) new cases of COVID-19 disease were detected by molecular tests (PCR) and antigen rapid tests, bringing the total number of cases to 75,099 .

The following are the current results in detail:

A. Deaths from COVID-19 disease:

No deaths of COVID-19 patients were reported. Therefore, the total number of deaths with a final cause of COVID-19 remains 378, of which:

  • 254 men (67%), and
  • 124 women (33%).

The average age of those who die from the disease is 77 years.

B. Patients:

In total, 54 patients with COVID-19 are treated in OKYPY hospitals, of which 17 are in serious condition or in MAF conditions.

Of the 17 patients in serious condition, seven are intubated, two are admitted to an intravenous intensive care unit and eight to an intensive care unit.

The situation in the hospitals is as follows:

Hospital Chamber Number of Patients

(24 patients)

COVID chamber 21
Intensive Care Unit 3

(13 patients)

COVID chamber 4
Intensive Care Unit 9 (2 out of ventilator)

(16 patients)

COVID chamber 11
Intensive Care Unit 5

(1 patient)

COVID chamber 1

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

Of the 37,546 diagnoses made today, 6,221 were made by the molecular method (PCR) and 31,325 by the antigen rapid test, 314 cases of COVID-19 were identified, which resulted as follows:

  • 28 cases from 368 samples taken through the process of tracking contacts of already confirmed cases.
  • 9 cases from 4,115 samples taken as part of a passenger check at Larnaca and Paphos Airports.
  • 32 cases from 1,423 samples taken through private initiative.
  • 16 cases from 304 samples taken from the Microbiological Laboratories of the General Hospitals.
  • 6 cases from 431 samples tested by the method of antigen rapid test in private clinical laboratories and pharmacies.
  • 223 cases from 30,894 samples tested by the antigen rapid test method.

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

  • 11 samples taken under the program of referrals by Personal Physicians and control of special teams through the Public Health Clinics.

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

Province / Sector Test number Number of positives Percentage of positivity
Nicosia 11,531 75 0.65%
Limassol 7,293 43 0.59%
Larnaca 4,309 31 0.72%
Paphos 2,858 13 0.45%
Famagusta 2,810 58 2.06%
Retirement Homes Nicosia 268 0
Larnaca 241 0
Paphos 258 0
Famagusta 182 0
Limassol Industrial Area 284 0
Strovolos Industrial Area 213 0
National Guard 369 3
Special schools 278 0

Source: politis.com.cy

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