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Cyprus / Covid19: One death and 339 new cases from 8,778 tests – 3.86% positivity rate

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Cyprus / Covid19: One death and 339 new cases from 8,778 tests - 3.86% positivity rate

The Ministry of Health announces that today, January 10, 2021:

  • One person has died of COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 148.
  • 208 COVID-19 patients are being treated, of which 55 are in serious condition.
  • A total of 8,778 disease detection tests have been performed by the molecular method (PCR) and the antigen rapid test method.
  • 339 (positivity rate: 3.86%) new cases of COVID-19 were detected by molecular tests (PCR) and antigen rapid tests, bringing the total number of cases to 27,350 .

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 75-year-old man with underlying diseases, who was treated at the Limassol General Hospital after being transferred from the nursing home to Agros.

Thus, the total number of final causes of COVID-19 disease is 148, of which:

  • 99 men (67%), and
  • 49 women (33%).

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

B. Patients:

 In total, 208 patients with COVID-19 are treated in OKYPY hospitals, of which 55 are in serious condition or in MAF conditions.

Of the 55 patients who are critical, 32 are intubated, four are admitted to an intravenous intensive care unit and 19 to an intensive care unit.

The situation in the hospitals is as follows:

Hospital Chamber Number of Patients
Famagusta (73 patients) Intensive Care Unit 5
COVID chamber 68
Nicosia

(78 patients)

Intensive Care Unit 36 (4 out of ventilator)
COVID chamber 36
Intensive Care Unit 6
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 8,778 laboratory diagnoses performed today, 1,607 were made by the molecular method (PCR) and 7,171 by the antigen rapid test, 339 cases of COVID-19 were identified, which resulted as follows:

  • 118 cases out of 562 samples taken through the process of tracking contacts of already confirmed cases.
  • 33 cases from 473 samples taken through private initiative.
  • 15 cases from 319 samples taken from the Microbiological Laboratories of the General Hospitals.
  • 1 case from 234 samples taken under the program of referrals by Personal Physicians and control of special groups through the Public Health Clinics.
  • 2 cases of 19 samples taken in the context of the control of the Cyprus Basketball Federation and the Cyprus Volleyball Federation.
  • 170 cases from 7,171 samples tested by the antigen rapid test method.

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

Province Sampling points Test number Number of positives
Limassol Central area 272 6
Capsule 441 21
Germasogeia 288 6
Mouttagiaka 223 2
Polemidia 442 27
Total: 1,666 62
Positiveness rate: 3.72 %
Larnaca Central area 244 17
Massive 123 0
Tersefanou 130 4
Aradippou 268 11
Meadows 300 14
Dromoxy 192 4
Total: 1,257 50
Positiveness rate: 3.98 %
Nicosia Strovolos 304 2
Latsia 546 6
Lakatamia 407 6
Hugging 394 5
Palouriotissa 461 7
Anthoupolis 267 5
Ψημολόφου 359 4
Ilioupoli / Dali 252 1
Kokkinotrimithia 403 8
Total: 3,393 44
Positiveness rate: 1.30 %
Paphos Central area 242 4
Μανδριά 95 0
Anarita 89 0
Salami 60 2
Total: 486 6
Positiveness rate: 1.23 %
Famagusta Paralimni 153 0
Deryneia 109 0
Total: 262 0
Positiveness rate: %
Retirement Homes / Roofs Nicosia 65 4
Larnaca 42 4

Source: politis.com.cy

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