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Cyprus / Covid19: One death and 164 new cases from 8,366 tests announced today

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Cyprus / Covid19: One death and 164 new cases from 8,366 tests announced today

A death from coronavirus and 164 new cases of COVID-19 disease from 8,366 disease detection tests was announced today by the Ministry of Health. 194 patients with COVID-19 are treated in OKYPY hospitals, of which 59 are in serious condition or in MAF conditions.

The Ministry of Health announces that today, January 19, 2021:

  • One person has died of COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 176.
  • 194 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, of which 59 are in serious condition.
  • A total of 8,366 disease detection tests have been performed by the molecular method (PCR) and the antigen rapid detection method (antigen rapid test).
  • 164 (positivity rate: 1.96%) new cases of COVID-19 were detected by molecular tests (PCR) and antigen rapid tests, bringing the total number of cases to 29,294.

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:

  • An 81-year-old man with underlying diseases, who ended up at the General Hospital of Famagusta.

Thus, the total number of final causes of COVID-19 disease is 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, 194 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, 32 are intubated, six are admitted to an intravenous intensive care unit and 21 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

(74 patients)

Intensive Care Unit 38 (6 out of ventilator)
COVID chamber 31
Intensive Care Unit 5
Limassol

(55 patients)

COVID chamber 47
Intensive Care Unit 8
Blessed

(2 patients)

COVID chamber 2

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

Of the 8,366 laboratory diagnoses performed today, 1,867 were made by the molecular method (PCR) and 6,499 by the antigen rapid test, 164 cases of COVID-19 were identified, which resulted as follows:

  • 35 cases from 243 samples taken through the process of tracking contacts of already confirmed cases.
  • 1 case of 260 samples taken as part of a passenger check at Larnaca and Paphos Airports.
  • 29 cases from 689 samples taken through private initiative.
  • 11 cases from 424 samples taken from the Microbiological Laboratories of the General Hospitals.
  • 5 cases from 235 samples received under the program of referrals by Personal Physicians and control of special groups through the Public Health Clinics.
  • 83 cases from 6,499 samples tested by the antigen rapid test method.

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

  • 16 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.

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

Province Sampling points Test number Number of positives
Limassol Saint Athanasios 130 0
Linopetra 131 2
Inside Neighborhood 258 7
Ύψωνας 330 12
Capsule 360 7
Total: 1,209 28
Position rate: 2.32 %
Larnaca Central area – Point A. 244 2
Central area – Point B. 158 3
Aradippou 217 6
Meadows 49 2
Total: 668 13
Position rate: 1.95 %
Nicosia Palouriotissa 299 6
Strovolos – Point A. 330 6
Strovolos – Point B. 256 3
Lakatamia 361 5
Hugging 271 2
Old man 218 6
Total: 1,735 28
Position rate: 1.61 %
Paphos Central area 241 2
Total: 241 2
Position rate: 0.83 %
Famagusta Paralimni 108 3
Total: 108 3
Position rate: 2.78 %
Retirement Homes / Roofs Nicosia 31 0
Limassol 69 0
Larnaca 28 3
Famagusta 96 1
Banking sector Pancyprian 710 3
Public sector Departments / Services / Ministries all over Cyprus 707 0
Industries / Crafts / Private Companies Pancyprian 275 0
Construction sites Pancyprian 382 0
National Guard National Guard camps throughout Cyprus 240 2

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Source: politis.com.cy

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