The new epidemiological team of the Ministry of Health announced two new cases of coronavirus, raising the total number of positive cases to 903.
The new cases were identified after 1153 laboratory diagnoses. At today’s conference, the death of a 72-year-old woman with an extremely heavy history was also announced. According to Dr. So, the ultimate cause of death is not the coronation.
Specifically, the data are as follows:
• Out of a total of 142 diagnoses from the process of tracking already confirmed cases, no case was identified.
• Out of a total of 271 diagnoses from the Microbiological Laboratories of the General Hospitals, no cases occurred,
• Out of a total of 486 laboratory tests from a private initiative, 2 cases occurred,
• Out of 106 diagnoses that emerged from the control program of special teams through the Public Health Clinics, no case was found,
• Out of a total of 80 laboratory diagnoses taken from samples taken as part of the immigrant structure control program, no cases were found, and
• Of the 68 laboratory tests performed on employees in retail and construction companies, no cases were identified.
The Scientific Director, Directorate of Nicosia OKYPY, Dr. Marios Loizou, announced the death of a 72-year-old woman, with a serious medical history, at the General Hospital of Famagusta.
She said her death was not attributed to COVID-19, adding that the total number of deaths in SARS-CoV-2-positive patients was 23, and that the final cause of death was COVID-19.
He noted that there were 11 men and five women, with an average age of 71 years.
The condition of the patients
According to the data, until 3 in the afternoon, he told the General Hospital of Famagusta, 8 people are being treated, adding that the patients are in good general condition.
He also said that three discharges had been given, noting that a total of four patients were being treated by intubation, one in the Intensive Care Unit of the Limassol General Hospital and three in the Nicosia ICU.
“The clinical condition of all patients in the ICU remains critical but stable,” he said.
In addition, Dr. Loizou said that in all the hospitals, except for the reference hospital, three confirmed cases are being treated in a ward.
In addition, he said that in recent weeks there has been a gradual reduction in cases and the picture, despite any small fluctuations, remains positive.
He noted that “we have managed to reach this point with sacrifices at all levels, personal, family, financial”, adding that “the first global antibody tests show in countries where the pandemic has subsided that The percentage of people who have developed antibodies is very small and therefore a large part of the population remains vulnerable to the virus.
He went on to say that “the more society is opened, the more attention we need from all of us”, adding that “our good image at home, but also the good image of our homeland abroad, must be preserved.”
Observing a journalist that laboratory analyzes in recent days seem to be very few, Mr. Kostrikis said there is no specific reason why the number of diagnoses is lower than in previous weeks.
“It is,” he noted, “that in addition to the thousand, which is a satisfactory number, it just happened, and these days for various reasons the examinations in various fields were a little low.
I want to emphasize that the diagnoses that are made in Cyprus are among the highest in the countries of Europe and we must be very proud to have this high number “.
Referring to the same issue, Dr. Loizou said that with the reduction in the number of cases, too many inspections are being carried out as part of the tracking.
In other words, he noted, “a different number of people were tested when the cases were 30, 40, and 50. Now that the cases have been reduced to a minimum, most of the tests that are being done are in the context of control programs for specific groups.”