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Cyprus / Covid19: Three deaths and 120 new cases from 27,248 tests – 0.44% positivity rate

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Cyprus / Covid19: Three deaths and 120 new cases from 27,248 tests - 0.44% positivity rate

The Ministry of Health announces that today, February 1, 2021:

  • Three people have died of COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 202.
  • 129 COVID-19 patients are being treated, of which 43 are in serious condition.
  • A total of 27,248 disease detection tests have been performed by the molecular method (PCR) and the antigen rapid detection method (antigen rapid test).
  • 120 (positivity rate: 0.44%) new cases of COVID-19 were detected by molecular tests (PCR) and antigen rapid tests, bringing the total number of cases to 30,996 .

The current results are detailed.

 A. Deaths from COVID-19 disease:

The three people who died with the ultimate cause of death attributed to COVID-19 are:

  • A 70-year-old man with underlying diseases, who ended up in the Intensive Care Unit of the Nicosia General Hospital.
  • Woman, 62 years old, with underlying diseases, who ended up in the Intensive Care Unit of the General Hospital of Nicosia.
  • An 80-year-old man with underlying diseases, who ended up in the Intensive Care Unit of the Nicosia General Hospital.

Therefore, the total number of deaths with a final cause of COVID-19 is 202, of which:

  • 136 men (67%), and
  • 66 women (33%).

The average age of those who die from the disease is 79 years.

B. Patients:

 In total, 129 patients with COVID-19 are treated in OKYPY hospitals, of which 43 are in serious condition or in MAF conditions.

Of the 43 patients who are critical, 23 are intubated, seven are admitted to an intravenous intensive care unit and 13 to an intensive care unit.

The situation in the hospitals is as follows:

Hospital Chamber Number of Patients
Famagusta (38 patients) Intensive Care Unit 4
COVID chamber 34
Nicosia

(49 patients)

Intensive Care Unit 30 (7 out of ventilator)
COVID chamber 15
Intensive Care Unit 4
Limassol

(41 patients)

COVID chamber 36
Intensive Care Unit 5
Blessed

(1 patient)

COVID chamber 1

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

Of the 27,248 laboratory diagnoses performed today, 1,854 were made by the molecular method (PCR) and 25,394 by the antigen rapid test, 120 cases of COVID-19 were identified, which resulted in the following:

  • 31 cases out of 238 samples received through the process of tracking contacts of already confirmed cases.
  • 3 cases of 795 samples taken as part of a passenger check at Larnaca and Paphos Airports.
  • 4 cases from 362 samples taken through private initiative.
  • 6 cases from 240 samples taken from the Microbiological Laboratories of the General Hospitals.
  • 1 case of 219 samples received under the program of referrals by Personal Physicians and control of special groups through the Public Health Clinics.
  • 75 cases from 25,394 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 13 points 6,178 32
Positiveness rate: 0.52 %
Larnaca 12 points 3,854 17
Positiveness rate: 0.44 %
Nicosia 15 points 9,177 12
Positiveness rate: 0.13 %
Paphos 6 points 2,221 5
Positiveness rate: 0.23 %
Famagusta 7 points 1,305 7
Positiveness rate: 0.54 %
Retirement Homes Nicosia 203 0
Limassol 118 0
Larnaca 36 2
Famagusta 223 0
National Guard Pancyprian 796 0
Industrial Areas Strovolos 275 0
Public sector Pancyprian 736 0
Special schools Pancyprian 272 0

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Source: politis.com.cy

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