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Six dead and 791 new cases on Tuesday!

The Ministry of Health announces that today, July 27, 2021:

  • Six people died of COVID-19, bringing the total death toll to 410.
  • 292 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, of which 80 are in serious condition. 88% of patients do not have a history of vaccination.
  • A total of 65,063 disease detection tests have been performed by the molecular method (PCR) and the antigen rapid test method.
  • 791 (positivity rate: 1.22%) new cases of COVID-19 disease were detected by molecular tests (PCR) and antigen rapid tests, bringing the total number of cases to 99,360 .

The current results are detailed.

A. Deaths from COVID-19 disease:

The six people who died with the ultimate cause of death attributed to COVID-19 are:

  • An 81-year-old man who ended up at Larnaca General Hospital yesterday.
  • A woman, 86 years old, who ended up yesterday at the General Hospital of Famagusta.
  • A 78-year-old man who ended up at the Famagusta General Hospital yesterday.
  • A 77-year-old man who ended up yesterday in the Intensive Care Unit of the Nicosia General Hospital.
  • A 67-year-old woman who ended up on July 24 in the Intensive Care Unit of the Nicosia General Hospital.
  • A woman, aged 80, who ended up today at the General Hospital of Famagusta.

Therefore, the total number of deaths with a final cause of COVID-19 is 410, of which:

  • 269 men (66%), and
  • 141 women (34%).

The average age of those who die from the disease is 77.3 years.

B. Patients:

In total, 292 patients with COVID-19 are treated in OKYPY hospitals, of which 80 are in serious condition or in MAF conditions.

Of the 80 patients in serious condition, 34 are intubated, four are admitted to an intravenous intensive care unit and 42 to an intensive care unit.

The situation in the hospitals is as follows:

Hospital Chamber Number of Patients

(72 patients)

COVID chamber 66
Intensive Care Unit 6

(84 patients)

COVID chamber 32
Intensive Care Unit 14
Intensive Care Unit 38 (4 out of ventilator)

(83 patients)

COVID chamber 65
Intensive Care Unit 17

(44 patients)

COVID chamber 39
Intensive Care Unit 5

(9 patients)

COVID chamber 9

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

Of the 65,063 diagnoses made today, 6,693 were made by the molecular method (PCR) and 58,370 by the antigen rapid test, 791 cases of COVID-19 were identified, which resulted as follows:

  • 62 cases from 454 samples taken through the process of tracking contacts of already confirmed cases.
  • 13 cases from 2,590 samples taken as part of a passenger check at Larnaca and Paphos Airports.
  • 192 cases from 3,238 samples taken through private initiative.
  • 22 cases from 183 samples taken from the Microbiological Laboratories of the General Hospitals.
  • 33 cases from 1,057 samples tested by the antigen rapid test method in private clinical laboratories and pharmacies.
  • 469 cases from 57,313 samples tested by the antigen rapid test method.

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

  • 228 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 test (rapid test) was performed today as follows:

Province / Sector Test number Number of positives Percentage of positivity
Nicosia 20,347 155 0.76%
Limassol 13,500 118 0.87%
Larnaca 8,168 75 0.92%
Paphos 8,018 67 0.84%
Famagusta 5,964 52 0.87%
Retirement Homes Nicosia 470 0
Limassol 273 0
Larnaca 349 0
Sampling Airports 224 2

Source: 24h.com.cy

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