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Cyprus / Covid19: Two 74-year-olds left, 3083 new cases – At 3.06% the positive rate

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Cyprus / Covid19: Two 74-year-olds left, 3083 new cases - At 3.06% the positive rate

The Ministry of Health announces that today, February 2, 2022 :

  • 2 deaths were reported from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 736.
  • 235 COVID-19 patients are being treated, of which 67 are in serious condition. 74.9% of patients do not have a history of vaccination.
  • 20 post-COVID patients who have ceased to be infectious (declassified cases), continue to be hospitalized in a severe condition due to COVID in an Intensive Care Unit.
  • A total of 100,762 disease detection tests have been performed by the molecular method (PCR) and the antigen rapid detection method (antigen rapid test).
  • 3,083 (positivity rate: 3.06%) 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 262,867.

The current results are detailed.



A. Deaths from COVID-19 disease:

The 2 deaths announced with the ultimate cause of death attributed to COVID-19 disease, relate to:

– A 74-year-old man, who ended up on February 1 in the Intensive Care Unit of the Nicosia General Hospital.

– A 74-year-old man who died on February 2 at the Limassol General Hospital.

Therefore, the total number of deaths with a final cause of COVID-19 disease is 736, of which:

  • 460 men (62.5%), and
  • 276 women (37.5%).

The average age of those who die from the disease is 76.3 years.

B. Patients:

In total, 235 patients with COVID-19 are treated in OKYPY hospitals, of which 67 are in serious condition or in MAF conditions.

Of the 67 patients in serious condition, 28 are intubated, 6 are admitted to an intensive ventilator intensive care unit and 33 to an intensive care unit.

The situation in the hospitals is as follows:

Hospital Chamber Number of Patients

(49 patients)

COVID chamber 40
Intensive Care Unit 9

(40 patients)

COVID chamber 34
Intensive Care Unit 6

(51 patients)

COVID chamber 42
Intensive Care Unit 9

(21 patients)

COVID chamber 15
Intensive Care Unit 6

(24 patients)

COVID chamber 21
Intensive Care Unit 3

(16 patients)

COVID chamber 16
Intensive Care Units

(34 patients)

Intubated 28
Except for a respirator 6


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

Of the 100,762 diagnoses made, 5,435 were made by the molecular method (PCR) and 95,327 by the method of antigen rapid test, 3083 cases of COVID-19 were identified, which resulted as follows:

  • 105 cases out of 659 samples obtained through the process of tracking contacts of already confirmed cases.
  • 41 cases from 1,982 samples taken as part of a passenger check at Larnaca and Paphos Airports.
  • 327 cases from 2,299 samples taken through private initiative.
  • 39 cases from 307 samples taken from the Microbiological Laboratories of the General Hospitals.
  • 1,492 cases from 49,569 samples tested by the antigen rapid test method in private clinical laboratories and pharmacies.
  • 1,076 cases from 45,758 samples that were examined by the method of antigen rapid test through the program of the Ministry of Health.
  • 3 cases from 188 samples received under the program of referrals by Personal Doctors and control of special groups through the Public Health Clinics.

In detail, the rapid antigen tests (rapid test) through the program of the Ministry of Health were carried out today as follows:

Province / Sector Test number Number of positives
Nicosia 11,718 309
Limassol 4,962 160
Larnaca 5,397 163
Paphos 2,054 83
Famagusta 1,375 37
Nursing Homes Nicosia 716 1
Limassol 425 7
Larnaca 32 8
Paphos 243 8
Secondary Education Nicosia 4,856 29
Limassol 3,366 20
Larnaca 2,163 30
Paphos 1,577 18
Famagusta 754 15
Closed Structures 150 2
Tracking 1,367 131
Special schools 121 0
Test to Stay 4,482 55

The figures mentioned in the announcement are indicative and may vary based on the final and up-to-date data sent in the context of the National Epidemiological Risk Report published every second Friday.

Source: politis.com.cy

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