A 22-year-old pregnant woman infected with Covid-19 is now intubated at Nicosia General Hospital, Philenews reported on Wednesday adding that the case is shocking.
To start with, this is the first case of a woman of this young age who had to be intubated after recording a severe respiratory failure. The 22-year-old is in the 18th week of her pregnancy.
At the same time, pressure on public hospitals is on the rise especially because the number of new patients who have to be admitted in intensive care units and even intubated increases alarmingly.
The number of new coronavirus cases in Cyprus was in the three digits for days now and, on Tuesday, the Health Ministry reported a record-high with them surging past 1,000.
Tuesday’s figure of 1,081 cases was the highest single-day count since the holiday island recorded its first cases of coronavirus in March 2020.
After a lull from May to mid-June, positive cases began to climb rapidly, attributed to the spread of the Delta variant of the virus.