Coronavirus: 1 Death and 254 cases announced on Wednesday

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

The death of an 82-year-old man with COVID-19 patient, with underlying diseases, who was hospitalized at the Limassol General Hospital after being transferred from the Multipurpose Center of Kyperounta, is announced. The ultimate cause of death is attributed to COVID-19. Thus, the total number of deaths with a final cause of COVID-19 is 47, 31 men (66%) and 16 women (34%), with an average age of 75 years.

In addition, the Ministry of Health informs that a total of 11,986 tests were performed today to detect COVID-19 disease, consisting of 6,431 PCR Tests and 5,555 Antigen Rapid Tests.

A. Molecular examination ( PCR test ): 6,431 laboratory diagnoses were performed by the molecular method (PCR), with 208 cases of COVID-19 disease, which resulted as follows:

  • Out of 688 samples taken through the process of tracking the contacts of already confirmed cases, 53 cases were identified.
  • Out of 2,250 samples taken through private initiative, 77 cases were identified.
  • Out of 447 samples taken from the Microbiological Laboratories of the General Hospitals, 17 cases were identified.
  • From 249 samples taken under the program of referrals by Personal Doctors and control of special groups through the Public Health Clinics, 3 cases were identified.
  • Out of 254 samples taken in the Limassol District as part of the control of employees who fall under the exemptions for movement to and from the Limassol and Paphos Districts, 12 cases were identified.
  • From 126 samples taken in the District of Paphos in the context of control of employees who fall under the exemptions for movement to and from the Districts of Limassol and Paphos, 1 case was identified.
  • Out of 584 samples taken in Larnaca District as part of the control of workers who fall under the exemptions for movement to and from the Limassol and Paphos Provinces, 2 cases were identified.
  • From 1,158 samples taken in the District of Nicosia in the context of control of employees who fall under the exemptions for movement to and from the Districts of Limassol and Paphos, 6 cases were identified.
  • Out of 109 samples taken as part of the laboratory testing program carried out in nursing homes and other structures, 35 cases were identified.
  • Out of 202 samples taken in the context of passenger and repatriated control, 2 cases were identified



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

  • From samples taken under the control program of students, teachers and school staff, 174 laboratory diagnoses were completed,
  • From samples taken under the immigration structure control program, 49 laboratory diagnoses were completed,
  • From samples taken in the Province of Famagusta as part of the control of workers who fall under the exemptions for movement to and from the Provinces of Limassol and Paphos, 91 laboratory diagnoses were performed, and
  • From samples taken from the inhabitants of Kato Pyrgos Tillirias, 50 laboratory diagnoses were completed.

B. Rapid antigen detection test ( Antigen Rapid test ): 5,555 performed by the method of fast (rapid test antigen detection), with 97 positives. (Limassol 20, Larnaca 30, Famagusta 11, Nicosia 34 and National Guard two.)

In addition, the positive result was verified by the molecular test method for 46 samples of positive results detected by the rapid antigen test method in the previous days. Two other positive rapid test results were not verified by the molecular test. Positive rapid antigen detection tests confirmed by PCR are included in the number of daily cases and the total number of cases below.

Therefore, based on the data so far, the total number of cases is 9,453.

C. Patients:

In total, 107 COVID-19 patients are treated in OKYPY hospitals.




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