The Famagusta referral hospital for COVID-19 has reached full capacity in the Republic of Cyprus, with reports saying hospitalizations remained on an upward trend but the number of serious cases remained low.
While a small decline in the positivity rate was recorded on Monday at a national level, dropping to 1.38% after a total of 59,766 tests were carried, hospitalizations continued to rise. District rates were as follows: Nicosia 1.09, Limassol 1.77, Larnaca 1.36, Paphos 0.81, Famagusta 0.96.
Hospitalizations in six hospitals in the Republic of Cyprus reached 284 on Tuesday, described as the worse day in overall figures but not in serious cases as numbers remained low in Intensive Care Units.
Hospitalizations reached 284 on Tuesday, described as the worse day in overall figures but not in serious cases as numbers remained low in Intensive Care Units
The Cyprus News Agency reported that patients infected with the coronavirus and being treated at Famagusta General reached 75 on Monday, the maximum capacity for the referral hospital, while 27 cases were described as serious.
CNA said 8 of the 27 serious cases were in the ICU while 19 patients were intubated or otherwise confined to their hospital bed but out of intensive treatment.
Additional media said Famagusta, along with Nicosia and Limassol state hospitals, were carrying most of the weight in terms of COVID treatment.
Larnaca General Hospital was also hosting 44 patients while 71 others were being treated at the town’s Eden rehabilitation center.
On Monday Cypriot authorities announced three new deaths and 822 new COVID-19 infections.
According to a press release issued by the health ministry, death toll since the beginning of the pandemic reached 294, while total infections have risen to 57,081.