Admissions at the Famagusta referral hospital for Covid patients has dropped to 36 per cent of bed capacity, Amalia Hadjiyianni, the facility’s scientific director said on Wednesday.
Speaking to the Cyprus News Agency, Hadjiyianni added that currently there are 27 people being treated at the hospital, four of whom are in the high dependency unit, as they need closer monitoring.
The youngest patient is 25 years old and the oldest 85, while the average age stands at 63 years. Some 82 per cent of the patients there are not vaccinated, she said.
“It is satisfactory that there has been a reduction of admissions to public hospitals, the number of cases requiring intubation has decreased, while a small decrease is also observed in the treatment of people in intensive care units,” she told CNA.
She said hospital staff has returned from holidays and were ready for a possible new outbreak. She also urged the public to receive the jab as soon as possible.
“Recent losses of younger people due to the pandemic have raised awareness and pushed more people to get the vaccine” she added.
As for the new school year, she said that both students and teachers should apply all the safety measures to stop the spread and avoid a new outbreak.
According to Hadjiyianni, nine Covid patients are being treated at Larnaca Hospital, while the Eden Rehabilitation Centre in Tersefanou is hosting 112 people who are currently quarantining.