CYPRUS: 3 deaths and over 2.900 new cases announced by the Ministry. Health

177 patients with coronavirus are hospitalized, of which 40 are in serious condition

Corona Virus

The Ministry of Health announces that today, February 14 2022:

- They were announced 3 deaths

- Relate to:

  • Woman, aged 85-year-old, which ended on 13 February
  • Man, aged 85-year-old, which ended on 14 February
  • Woman, aged 86-year-old, which ended on 14 February

- Total number of deaths with final cause of the disease COVID-19: 788.

-       177 patients COVID-19 are hospitalized in OKYPY hospitals

-       40 in serious condition (1 in ICU / 12 intubated, 27 in MAF)

- Percentage of patients without a history of vaccination: 69,5%

-       31 Patients who have ceased to be infectious continue to be treated intubated for COVID in an Intensive Care Unit.

Diagnostic examinations:

- They took place in total 134.415 diagnostic examinations

- They were located 2.930 new cases (set of cases 293.040).

- Position rate in all exams 2,18%

Total number of molecular tests (PCR):

- They took place 8.617 molecular tests

- They emerged 335positive incidents

- Position of positivity 3,89%

Total number of rapid antigen detection tests (RapidTest):

- They were carried out 125.798 rapid antigen detection tests

- They emerged 2.595 positive incidents

- Position of positivity 2,06%

Tracking:

- They were carried out 144 molecular tests and were detected 9 positive events (percentage of positivity 6,25%)

- They were carried out 979 rapid antigen detection tests and detected  79 positive events (percentage of positivity 8,07%)

Private initiative:

- They were carried out 1.972 molecular tests were identified 219 positive events (percentage of positivity 11,11%)

- They were carried out 63.773 rapid antigen detection tests were detected 1.737 positive events (percentage of positivity 2,72%)

Through the programs of the Ministry of Health were carried out 62.025 rapid antigen detection test. They were located 858 positive incidents.

- Sampling points: 18.941 rapid detection tests were detected 471 positive events (percentage of positivity 2,49%)

Education

- Primary Education: 20.116 rapid antigen detection tests were detected 113 positive events (percentage of positivity 0,56%)

- Secondary Education: 11.577 rapid detection tests were detected  76 positive events (percentage of positivity 0,66%)

- Test-to-Stay: performed 6.417 rapid antigen detection tests and detected 94 positive events (percentage of positivity 1,46%)

- Special Schools: conducted 807 rapid antigen detection tests and detected 5 positive events (percentage of positivity 0,62%)

But

- Nursing homes: conducted 1.176 rapid antigen detection tests were detected 13 positive events (percentage of positivity 1,11%)

- Closed structures: carried out 255 rapid antigen detection test was detected new incident (percentage of positivity 0,39%).

- Government Services: performed 1.476 rapid antigen detection tests and detected positive events (percentage of positivity 0,2%)

- Industrial Areas: carried out 281 rapid antigen detection tests and detected positive events (percentage of positivity 1,07%)

Note:

The figures mentioned in the announcement are indicative and may vary based on the final and up-to-date data sent in the context of the National Epidemiological Risk Report published every second Friday.

The change in the way daily results are announced has a dual purpose.

On the one hand, the way in which the results were announced daily is simplified, so that they can be more easily understood by the media staff and the citizens. will be given in total for all hospitals) which is not considered necessary as it does not provide essential information regarding the course and monitoring of the pandemic.

On the other hand, the examinations carried out per category of the population are grouped, in order to draw more correct conclusions at a scientific level as well.

For example, the severity of the results and the rate of positivity through the tracking process is different from the severity of the results performed daily and concerning people who need a negative result for SafePass purposes.

In the same way, the percentage of positivity from the tests carried out in the schools, is of different weight from the rest, respectively, since through this, the situation in the school units can be more correctly monitored.

Based on this philosophy, it was deemed necessary to change the way the results are announced daily. It is emphasized that then and depending on the data that emerge per phase of the pandemic, further changes and adjustments may be made.