Patient whose condition worsens will be taken to Limassol General Hospital

A coronavirus case, will be transferred from the Famagusta reference hospital to the ICU of Limassol General Hospital after his condition deteriorated.

CNA sources have said that the 47-year-old man, who was treated at the reference hospital in Famagusta district, although was in good condition, this morning he developed respiratory distress syndrome. He will be transferred to Limassol General hospital after a recommendation of the hospital’s ICU doctors for further treatment.

More staff will be posted to Famagusta General Hospital, including four physicians, five cardiologists, two pulmonary doctors and a virologist.

Meanwhile, a 70-year-old coronavirus patient, who is one of the eleven confirmed cases at Paphos General Hospital, is being treated at the ICU. It has not been announced whether he will be transferred to either Limassol or Famagusta hospitals.

The Unit for Surveillance and Control of Communicable Diseases has started taking samples from contacts of yesterday’s confirmed cases.

Eight nurses from the Paphos Intensive Care Unit have tested positive for coronavirus, a doctor, a patient and a cleaner. All had worked in the ICU where a 65-year-old foreigner who tested positive after receiving visitors from overseas.

Fifty new samples were scheduled to be taken from staff of Paphos hospital as well as patients. According to the State Health Services Organisation OKYPY, the hospital’s staff will all undergo specialised tests.

Source: Cyprus News Agency