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One death and 2,815 new COVID-19 cases on Monday

25/01/2022 09:14

Cypriot health authorities announced one new death due to COVID-19 and 2,815 new cases, with total deaths and infections since the outbreak of the pandemic reaching 713 and 238,773 respectively.

Furthermore, according to a press release issued by the Ministry of Health, hospitalisations amounted to 221, while patients treated in serious conditions in Intensive Treatment Units and Increased Care Units amounted to 75 from 76 the day before.

A total of 130,466 tests were carried out today, with the daily positivity rate amounting to 2.16%, broadly unchanged compared with 2.18% on Sunday.

According to the Ministry of Health, the new fatality concerns an 87-year old female which died while receiving treatment in Limassol General Hospital.

Total deaths since the beginning of the pandemic amount to 713, of whom 447 or 62.7% concern male patients and 266 or 37.3% female patients, with a median age of 76.1 years.

Furthermore, patients receiving treatment in public hospitals amounted to 221, of whom 75 are being treated in serious condition. Of the patients in serious condition, 30 are intubated, 4 are in Intensive Treatment Units but are not connected to a ventilator and 41 patients are in Increased Care Units, the Ministry added.

Data show that 70.59% of the patients have no vaccination history, while 22 post-COVID patients who are no longer infectious are intubated in serious condition in Intensive Treatment Units.

According to the Ministry, the 2,815 new COVID cases were detected following 130,466 tests, of which 7,788 were PCR tests and 122,678 rapid antigen tests.

A total of 35 cases were detected from 467 samples taken in the context of contact tracing, 52 new cases were diagnosed from 3,573 tests done at the airports, 278 new infections were detected from 3,034 tests carried out at the private initiative, 30 new infections were diagnosed from 335 samples taken by General Hospitals’ Microbiology Labs, 1,608 new cases were detected after 68,691 rapid tests were carried out in private labs and pharmacies, 808 new cases were diagnosed after 53,987 tests carried out in the context of the Ministry of Health rapid test programme, while 4 new infections were diagnosed from 379 samples taken in the context of GP referrals.

The total new cases include 38 new infections in the context of texting in elderly homes, 136  new cases in primary schools and 57 new cases in high schools.