CYPRUS: Launch of cases - 420 new cases detected

No positive incidents in the province of Famagusta - The situation in the hospitals

covid Coronavirus

The Ministry of Health announces that today, March 9, 2021:

- No deaths of patients with a final cause of death were recorded today COVID-19, and therefore the total number of deaths remains 233.

- 154 patients COVID-19 29 of whom are in serious condition.

- A total of 34,799 disease detection tests have been performed by the molecular method (PCR) and the antigen rapid detection method (antigen rapid test).

- 420 (positivity rate: 1,21%) new cases of the disease COVID-19 detected by molecular tests (PCR) and antigen rapid test (antigen rapid test), raising the total number of cases at 37,650.

The current results are detailed.

A. Deaths from the disease COVID-19:

No patient deaths were recorded today with COVID-19. Therefore, the total number of deaths with the ultimate cause of the disease COVID-19 remains 233, of which:

156 men (67%), and

- 77 women (33%).

The average age of those who die from the disease is 79 years.

B. Patients:

In total, 154 patients of the disease are treated in the hospitals of OKYPY COVID-19, of which 29 in serious condition or in MAF conditions.

Of the 29 patients who are critical, 15 are intubated, four are admitted to an intravenous intensive care unit and 10 to an intensive care unit.

The situation in the hospitals is as follows:

Hospital

Chamber

Number of Patients

Famagusta

(69 patients)

COVID chamber

66

Intensive Care Unit

3

Nicosia

(33 patients)

Intensive Care Unit

19 (4 out of ventilator)

COVID chamber

14

Λεμεσού

(48 patients)

COVID chamber

41

Intensive Care Unit

7

Blessed

(4 patients)

COVID chamber

4

C. Positive incidents Covid-19 (PCR test and rapid antigen test):

Of the 34,799 laboratory diagnoses performed today, 3,312 were made by the molecular method (PCR) and 31,487 by the antigen rapid test, 420 cases of the disease were identified. COVID-19, which emerged as follows:

  • 95 cases from 600 samples obtained through the process of tracking close contact (primary contacts) cases.
  • 5 cases of 400 samples taken as part of a passenger check at Larnaca and Paphos Airports.
  • 82 cases from 1,697 samples taken through private initiative.
  • 16 cases from 325 samples taken from the Microbiological Laboratories of the General Hospitals.
  • 10 cases from 394 samples examined by the method of antigen rapid test in private clinical laboratories.
  • 212 cases from 31,093 samples examined by the method of antigen rapid test through the program of the Ministry of Health.

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

  • 290 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

10,704

48

0,45%

Limassol

8,413

131

1,56%

Larnaca

3,990

16

0,40%

Paphos

2,602

14

0,54%

Famagusta

1,121

0

Retirement Homes

Nicosia

257

0

 

Larnaca

149

0

 

Paphos

99

0

Limassol

242

0

Aradippou Industrial Area

206

0

Industrial Workers' Area

567

2

National Guard

440

1

 

Education

2,075

0

Special schools

228

0