March 14, the number of COVID-19 cases admitted to the hospital in Cyprus increased from 79 in early March to 185.
Between December 31, 2020 and January 9, 2021, the number of COVID-19 cases admitted to the hospital in Cyprus increased from 160 to 209. The current situation is even more serious, whether in proportion to increase or in absolute numbers of increase.
The central Cyprus city of Limassol is the worst place in the country with the coronavirus epidemic. Dr. Charis Armeftis, a lung expert working on the front line of the fight against the novel coronavirus, told the media that the novel coronavirus is threatening and affecting younger people.
He said that the average age of COVID-19 patients at Limassol Hospital where he works is about 54. But in January this year, the average age of patients was more than 65. This situation is very worrying. He gave an example: “We intubated and rescued a 47-year-old policeman last week.
Yesterday, another patient who was intubated was between 45 and 46 years old and did not have any special potential diseases.” He also confirmed that the beds in the intensive care unit are currently full, and the rescue of some high-risk patients has to be carried out in the regular ward.
Charles was also disappointed with the plan to unwind the blockade that would be implemented on March 16.
He thought it would be a high-risk move.