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New Covid measures to be announced on Wednesday as hospital admissions soar

Cabinet decides on Wednesday on new measures for the holiday period in a bid to curb the alarming recent spread of the coronavirus as hospitals throughout Cyprus are on red alert.

In fact, official data shows that in the past three days the number of hospital admissions of Covid-19 patients has risen to 15 from a total of eight a week ago.

This is what Philenews reported on Wednesday, adding that the number of discharges issued per 24 hours fluctuates around eight per 24 hours, compared to six that was the case till last Saturday.

As for the rate of vaccinated and unvaccinated patients this remains stable for several weeks. That is, those vaccinated are between 35% -40% compared to 60% -65% of unvaccinated ones.

Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantelas has already sent the message the aim of the new Covid-19 measures is to save the Christmas holidays. And for society and the economy to function as smoothly as possible during the festive period.

He also said that the measures to be announced later on Wednesday will help boost vaccinations, since the coverage of the total population on Tuesday was at 67.3 per cent with that of the adult population reaching 81 per cent.

And in the 16 to 17 ages, the vaccination rate stands at 41.3 per cent while in the 12 to 15 age group at 28 per cent.

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