The number of cases in our country is declining, but the thoughts for de-escalation of the measures seem premature, with epidemiologists claiming that only admissions to COVID-19 and ICU wards will judge the next steps. The new incidents that are announced daily in combination with the drop in the positive rate of the tests below 3% give hope for a gradual lifting of the measures after the universal ban. However, the situation in hospitals remains critical, with epidemiologists and the Ministry of Health finding it difficult or even impossible to lift restrictions unless vaccine flow is increased.
Yesterday, the Epidemiological Surveillance Unit of the Ministry of Health announced 6 deaths and 227 new cases. The deaths affected a 78-year-old man and five women aged 28, 89, 91, 77 and 85, all six with underlying diseases. The total number of people who died due to the disease amounts to 163, while the death of the 28-year-old who lived in the “Nea Eleousa” Shelter and ended up in the General Hospital of Nicosia causes grief. 198 patients are hospitalized in OKYPY hospitals, of which 59 are in serious condition. Of the 59 patients who are critical, 30 are intubated, six are admitted to ICUs outside the ventilator and 23 to MAF. Of yesterday's 227 new cases, 111 came from rapid tests, with the total number of cases amounting to 28,124.
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