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Cyprus / Covid19: One death and 122 new positive cases from 9,635 tests today

A death from COVID-19 and 122 new positive cases were announced today by the Ministry of Health.

The Ministry of Health announces that today, January 22, 2021:

– One person has died of COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 179.

– 179 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, of which 58 are in serious condition.

– A total of 9,635 disease detection tests have been performed with the molecular method (PCR) and the antigen rapid detection method (antigen rapid test).

– 122 (positivity rate: 1.27%) new cases of COVID-19 disease were detected by molecular tests (PCR) and antigen rapid test (antigen rapid test), bringing the total number of cases to 29,758 .

The current results are detailed.

A. Deaths from COVID-19 disease:

One person who died with the ultimate cause of death attributed to COVID-19 is:

– A man, 82 years old, with underlying diseases, who ended up in the Intensive Care Unit of the General Hospital of Nicosia.

Therefore, the total number of deaths with a final cause of COVID-19 is 179, of which:

120 men (67%), and

– 59 women (33%).

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

B. Patients:

In total, 179 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, 32 are intubated, three 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 (61 patients)

Intensive Care Unit

7

COVID chamber

54

Nicosia

(63 patients)

Intensive Care Unit

35 (3 except ventilator)

COVID chamber

20

Intensive Care Unit

8

Limassol

(53 patients)

COVID chamber

45

Intensive Care Unit

8

Blessed

(2 patients)

COVID chamber

2

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

Of the 9,635 laboratory diagnoses performed today, 1,718 were made by the molecular method (PCR) and 7,917 by the antigen rapid test, 122 cases of COVID-19 were identified, which resulted as follows:

  • 37 cases from 307 samples taken through the process of tracking contacts of already confirmed cases.
  • 31 cases from 884 samples taken through private initiative.
  • 10 cases from 320 samples taken from the Microbiological Laboratories of the General Hospitals.
  • 44 cases from 7,917 samples tested by the antigen rapid test method.

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

  • 187 samples taken as part of a passenger check at Larnaca and Paphos Airports.
  • 20 samples taken under the program of referrals by Personal Physicians and control of special groups through the 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

Central area

266

6

Germasogeia

310

2

Ύψωνας

292

2

Capsule

335

6

Total:

1,203

16

Positiveness rate:

1.33 %

Larnaca

Central area – Point A.

342

3

Central area – Point B.

157

0

Αθηένου

355

0

Meadows

194

2

Total:

1,048

5

Positiveness rate:

0.48 %

Nicosia

Palouriotissa

391

0

Strovolos – Point A.

300

5

Strovolos – Point B.

383

0

Latsia

303

1

Lakatamia

375

1

Hugging

280

3

Aglantzia

349

2

Total:

2,381

12

Positiveness rate:

0.50 %

Paphos

Central area

271

5

Chloraka

113

1

Total:

384

6

Positiveness rate:

1.56 %

Famagusta

Paralimni

168

3

Αχερίτου

82

0

Total:

250

3

Positiveness rate:

1.2 %

Retirement Homes / Roofs

Nicosia

152

0

Larnaca

120

0

Special schools

Pancyprian

207

0

Public sector

Departments / Services / Ministries all over Cyprus

679

0

Industries / Crafts / Private Companies

Pancyprian

150

0

National Guard

Pancyprian

308

0

Health professionals

Pancyprian

53

0

Police force

Pancyprian

982

2

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