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Cyprus / Covid19: 41 new cases from 49,462 tests - At 0.08% the positivity rate

The Ministry of Health announces that today, June 5, 2021:

  • No deaths of patients with the ultimate cause of death, COVID-19, have been reported to date, leaving a total of 363 deaths.
  • 45 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, of which 18 are in serious condition.
  • A total of 49,462 disease detection tests have been performed by the molecular method (PCR) and the antigen rapid detection method (antigen rapid test).
  • 41 (positivity rate: 0.08%) new cases of COVID-19 were detected by molecular tests (PCR) and antigen rapid tests, bringing the total number of cases to 72,750 .

The current results are detailed.

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 disease remains 363, of which:

  • 241 men (66%), and
  • 122 women (34%).

The average age of those who die from the disease is 78 years.

B. Patients:

In total, 45 patients with COVID-19 are treated in OKYPY hospitals, of which 18 are in serious condition or in MAF conditions.

Of the 18 patients in serious condition, 11 are intubated, one is admitted to an intravenous intensive care unit and six to an intensive care unit.

The situation in the hospitals is as follows:

Hospital Chamber Number of Patients

(12 patients)

COVID chamber 10
Intensive Care Unit 2

(20 patients)

COVID chamber 6
Intensive Care Unit 2
Intensive Care Unit 12 (1 outside respirator)

(13 patients)

COVID chamber 11
Intensive Care Unit 2

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

Of the 49,462 diagnoses made today, 4,906 were made by the molecular method (PCR) and 44,556 by the antigen rapid test, 41 cases of COVID-19 were identified, which resulted as follows:

  • 1 case from 26 samples taken through the process of tracking contacts of already confirmed cases.
  • 15 cases from 2,277 samples taken through private initiative.
  • 2 cases from 679 samples tested by the method of antigen rapid test in private clinical laboratories and pharmacies.
  • 23 cases from 43,877 samples tested by the antigen rapid test method.

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

  • 2,437 samples taken as part of a passenger check at Larnaca and Paphos Airports.
  • 66 samples taken from the Microbiological Laboratories of the General Hospitals.
  • 47 samples taken under the program of referrals by Personal Physicians and control of special groups through the Public Health Clinics.
  • 53 samples taken from the inhabitants of Kato Pyrgos Tillirias.

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

Province / Sector Test number Number of positives Percentage of positivity
Nicosia 16,620 4 0.02%
Limassol 9,616 11 0.11%
Larnaca 6,260 2 0.03%
Paphos 5,273 1 0.02%
Famagusta 4,046 2 0.05%
Retirement Homes Nicosia 69 0
Closed Structures 1,642 3
National Guard 351 0


Ministry of Health

June 5, 2021

Source: politis.com.cy

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