Announcement of the Ministry of Health regarding new cases of COVID-19 disease
The death of an 82-year-old COVID-19 patient with underlying diseases, who was treated at the Famagusta General Hospital and died, has been announced. The ultimate cause of death is attributed to COVID-19. The total number of final causes of COVID-19 is 40, 24 men and 16 women, with an average age of 75 years.
Regarding the cases, the Ministry of Health informs that, according to information received today by the Epidemiological Surveillance Unit from contracting laboratories, out of a total of 3,333 laboratory diagnoses, 127 new cases of COVID-19 were identified.
In detail, the current cases emerged as follows:
- Out of 638 samples taken through the process of tracking the contacts of already confirmed cases, 67 cases were identified.
- Out of 898 samples taken through private initiative, 29 cases were identified.
- From 244 samples taken from the Microbiological Laboratories of the General Hospitals, 1 case was identified.
- Out of 250 samples taken under the program of referrals by Personal Doctors and control of special groups through the Public Health Clinics, 20 cases were identified.
- Out of 22 samples taken under the control program of students, teachers and school staff, 2 cases were identified.
- Out of 122 samples taken as part of the sampling carried out by the KOP in Associations participating in its events, 2 cases were identified.
- Out of 118 samples taken under the immigrant structures control program, 6 cases were identified.
In addition, the following laboratory diagnoses were performed, without detecting a case:
- From samples taken in the context of passenger and repatriated control, 391 laboratory diagnoses were completed, and
- From samples taken during the control of employees who fall under the exemptions for movement to and from the Provinces of Limassol and Paphos, 650 laboratory tests were performed.
Therefore, based on the data so far, the total number of cases is 7,178.
In addition, the Famagusta General Hospital treats 54 people positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, six of whom are in the Intensive Care Unit. In addition, the Intensive Care Unit of the Nicosia General Hospital treats a total of nine patients, two of whom are out of ventilator. Another ten people are being treated in a COVID-19 ward at the Nicosia General Hospital.