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KORONODOS: Another 144 cases, another six incidents in schools!

The Ministry of Health announces that today, October 21, 2021:

– No deaths of patients with a final cause of death of COVID-19 were recorded, and therefore the total number of deaths remains 566.

– 58 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, of which 24 are in serious condition. 55.18% of patients do not have a history of vaccination.

– 3 post-COVID patients who have ceased to be infectious (declassified cases), continue to be treated intubated in a serious condition due to COVID in Intensive Care Units.

– A total of 55,422 disease detection tests have been performed with the molecular method (PCR) and the antigen rapid detection method (antigen rapid test).

– 144 (positivity rate: 0.26%) 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 122,996.

The current results are detailed.

A. Deaths from COVID-19 disease:

No deaths of COVID-19 patients were reported. Therefore, the total number of deaths with a final cause of COVID-19 disease remains 566, of which:

360 men (63%), and

– 206 women (37%).

The average age of those who die from the disease is 76.2 years.

B. Patients:

In total, 58 patients with COVID-19 are treated in OKYPY hospitals, of which 24 are in serious condition or in MAF conditions.

Of the 24 patients in serious condition, nine are intubated, two are admitted to an intravenous intensive care unit and 13 to an intensive care unit.

The “map” of new cases

Of the 55,422 diagnoses made, 4,387 were made by molecular method (PCR) and 51,035 by the antigen rapid test method, 144 cases of COVID-19 were identified, which resulted as follows:

· 26 cases from 333 samples taken through the process of tracking contacts of already confirmed cases.

· 12 cases from 2,349 samples taken as part of a passenger check at Larnaca and Paphos Airports.

· 26 cases from 1,490 samples taken through private initiative.

· 1 case from 178 samples taken from the Microbiological Laboratories of the General Hospitals.

· 57 cases from 28,598 samples tested by the antigen rapid test method in private clinical laboratories and pharmacies.

· 22 cases from 22,437 samples that were examined with the method of antigen rapid test through the program of the Ministry of Health.

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

· 37 samples taken under the program of referrals by Personal Physicians and control of special groups through the Public Health Clinics.

Source: 24h.com.cy

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