COVID19: Cyprus cases continue to slide

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Cyprus health authorities announced on Saturday that out of a total of 3,209 lab tests another 11 people have tested positive for COVID-19, with the total number of confirmed cases reaching 761.

On the basis of the Epidemiological Monitoring Unit, the new confirmed cases are 11 down from 15 the previous day.

Out of 1,391 tests completed Saturday in the framework of a government-funded programme of testing 20,000 frontline workers, no-one tested positive.

From 640 tests from tracing of contacts of infected cases, 3 people tested positive.

Out of a total of 181 tests from the Microbiology Laboratories of Cyprus’ General Hospitals no-one tested positive.

From 526 lab tests on people who returned from abroad, one person tested positive, from 87 private lab tests, 6 people tested positive.

At the same time, out of a total of 384 samples taken from employees in the State Health Services Organisation, one person tested positive.

The person who tested positive works at Paphos General Hospital’s Cleaning Department. The State Health Services Organisation said it is deep cleaning the hospital.

Confirmed cases in Cyprus has reached 761, including 10 cases in the British Bases.

Seventeen patients are being treated at Famagusta General Hospital which operates as the reference hospital for COVID-19.