There is a feeling of optimism when we see the increasing number of children ages 5-11 receiving the coronavirus vaccine, according to Amalia Hatzigianni, Scientific Director of the Larnaca-Famagusta Hospitals.
"Since the start of vaccination on Friday until today, 33 children in the 5-11 year age group have been vaccinated at the Famagusta Health Center, while today another 20 appointments have been scheduled," she said.
Regarding patients at the hospital, she said that "today at the Famagusta General Hospital, which operates as a Reference Hospital for patients with coronavirus, 43 patients are being treated, of which 8 are in the Intensive Care Unit, as they need closer monitoring, while three people had to be intubated. The youngest patient with coronavirus is 24 years old and the oldest is 90, both without vaccinations."
She also noted that "the average age of patients admitted to Famagusta General Hospital is 66 years old and 80% of those admitted for coronavirus infections have no history of vaccinations. To date, no patient with the Omicron mutation has been identified at the Hospital, since molecular tests are performed on all admissions".
According to Ms. Hatzigianni "today 22 patients are being treated at Larnaca Hospital, five of whom are in intensive care. The Eden Rehabilitation Center in Tersefanou holds 123 people in isolation who are positive for coronavirus.
Ms. Hatzigianni continued that "every day 2-3 patients are discharged after receiving their full medication. They are generally stable and can self-isolate at home. Most of the patients being treated at our hospitals have not had the coronavirus vaccine.