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One dead and almost 600 cases!

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

The Ministry of Health announces that today, August 4, 2021:

  • One person died of COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 430.
  • 273 COVID-19 patients are being treated, of which 90 are in serious condition. 89.02% of patients do not have a history of vaccination.
  • A total of 61,462 disease detection tests have been performed by the molecular method (PCR) and the antigen rapid detection method (antigen rapid test).
  • 575 (positivity rate: 0.94%) new cases of COVID-19 were detected by molecular tests (PCR) and antigen rapid test (antigen rapid test), bringing the total number of cases to 103,889.

The current results are detailed.

A. Deaths from COVID-19 disease:

One person who died with the ultimate cause of death attributed to COVID-19 is:

  • A 59-year-old woman who ended up today in the Intensive Care Unit of the Nicosia General Hospital.

Therefore, the total number of deaths with a final cause of COVID-19 is 430, of which:

  • 282 men (66%), and
  • 148 women (34%).

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

B. Patients:

In total, 273 patients with COVID-19 are treated in OKYPY hospitals, 90 of which are in serious condition or in MAF conditions.

Of the 90 patients in serious condition, 41 are intubated, eight are admitted to an intravenous intensive care unit and 41 to an intensive care unit.

The situation in the hospitals is as follows:

Hospital Chamber Number of Patients

(65 patients)

COVID chamber 58
Intensive Care Unit 7

(92 patients)

COVID chamber 30
Intensive Care Unit 13
Intensive Care Unit 49 (8 out of a snorkel)

(77 patients)

COVID chamber 60
Intensive Care Unit 17

(14 patients)

COVID chamber 13
Intensive Care Unit 1

(21 patients)

COVID chamber 18
Intensive Care Unit 3

(4 patients)

COVID chamber 4

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

Of the 61,462 diagnoses made today, 6,814 were made by the molecular method (PCR) and 54,648 by the antigen rapid test method, 575 cases of COVID-19 were identified, which resulted as follows:

  • 44 cases from 424 samples taken through the process of tracking contacts of already confirmed cases.
  • 7 cases of 2,555 samples taken as part of a passenger check at Larnaca and Paphos Airports.
  • 131 cases from 3,388 samples taken through private initiative.
  • 16 cases from 249 samples taken from the Microbiological Laboratories of the General Hospitals.
  • 2 cases from 198 samples received under the program of referrals by Personal Physicians and control of special groups through the Public Health Clinics.
  • 265 cases from 38,728 samples tested by the antigen rapid test method in private clinical laboratories and pharmacies.
  • 110 cases from 15,920 samples that were examined by the method of antigen rapid test through the program of the Ministry of Health.

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 6,239 40
Limassol 3,530 34
Larnaca 2,210 12
Paphos 1,779 17
Famagusta 1,413 7
Retirement Homes Nicosia 300 0
Limassol 193 0
Larnaca 75 0
Sampling Airports 181 0

Source: 24h.com.cy

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