With hospitals facing a high increase in hospitalisations in the last 24 hours due to COVID-19, the State Health Services Organisation has increased the number of beds at Larnaca General hospital to meet the demand. Already, one patient with the disease is being treated in the Covid ward.
A press release from the organisation said that due to increased hospitalisations in the last 24 hours, there are 149 people in all hospitals of which 33 in Increased Care Units and 19 in Intensive Care Units. It notes that the majority of hospitalisations with COVID-19 (77.19%) are unvaccinated.
As the situation remains manageable, SHSO noted, it went ahead with 28 new beds for patients with COVID-19 at Larnaca General Hospital and additional staff.
With the new additions and the current figures, the total number of beds for COVID patients in all hospitals of the Organization is more than 160 in regular wards.
There are 28 patients at the ICU of the Nicosia General Hospital (4 post covid and 24 with other ailments), raising the number of active ICU beds to 50.
The SHSO said that as it is responsible for the public health on the island, the organisation declares that it takes all necessary
measures to ensure the health of all people, through the uninterrupted provision of high-quality care and will continue to do whatever it takes to achieve this goal.
In the meantime, in statements to CNA Amalia Hadjiyianni, Larnaca and Famagusta hospitals’ Scientific Director said that one patient with coronavirus is being treated at the Larnaca General Hospital COVID-19 ward.
Referring to the Famagusta General Hospital, which operates as a reference hospital for the disease, she said that “44 patients with COVID-19 are being treated there, eight of whom in an acute medical unit, since they need closer observation.”
She also said that 93% of patients with the disease currently treated at Famagusta General have not been vaccinated.