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Announcement of the Ministry of Health regarding new cases of COVID-19 disease

The Ministry of Health announces that today, June 16, 2021:

– No deaths of patients with a final cause of death of COVID-19 were recorded today, and therefore the total number of deaths remains 374.

– 38 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, of which 12 are in serious condition.

– A total of 31,124 disease detection tests have been performed with the molecular method (PCR) and the method of antigen rapid detection (antigen rapid test).

– 68 (positivity rate: 0.22%) 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 73,379 .

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 374, of which:

251 men (67%), and

– 123 women (33%).

The average age of those who die from the disease is 77 years.

B. Patients:

In total, 38 patients with COVID-19 are treated in OKYPY hospitals, of which 12 are in serious condition or with MAF conditions.

Of the 12 patients in serious condition, six are intubated, two are admitted to an intravenous intensive care unit and four to an intensive care unit.

The situation in the hospitals is as follows:

Hospital

Chamber

Number of Patients

Famagusta

(10 patients)

COVID chamber

10

Nicosia

(13 patients)

COVID chamber

4

Intensive Care Unit

1

Intensive Care Unit

8 (2 out of ventilator)

Limassol

(15 patients)

COVID chamber

12

Intensive Care Unit

3

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

Of the 31,124 diagnoses made today, 4,728 were made by molecular method (PCR) and 26,396 by the method of antigen rapid test, 68 cases of COVID-19 were identified, which resulted as follows:

  • 17 cases from 206 samples received through the process of tracking contacts of already confirmed cases.
  • 3 cases of 2,524 samples taken as part of a passenger check at Larnaca and Paphos Airports.
  • 13 cases from 1,554 samples taken through private initiative.
  • 3 cases from 209 samples taken from the Microbiological Laboratories of the General Hospitals.
  • 4 cases from 313 samples tested by the method of antigen rapid test in private clinical laboratories and pharmacies.
  • 28 cases from 26,083 samples examined by the antigen rapid test method. 

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

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

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

Province / Sector

Test number

Number of positives

Percentage of positivity

Nicosia

9,172

4

O, 04%

Limassol

6,055

14

0.23%

Larnaca

3,249

1

0.03%

Paphos

2,955

3

0.10%

Famagusta

2,535

3

0.12%

Retirement Homes

Nicosia

324

0

Limassol

249

0

Larnaca

25

0

Ypsonas Industrial Area

262

0

Idali Industrial Area

281

0

Education

720

1

Special schools

139

0

National Guard

117

2

Source: 24h.com.cy

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