COVID19: Cyprus encouraged as cases fall below double digits

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Cyprus on Sunday reported that only another six people were confirmed to have contracted COVID-19, from a total of 1,803 tests, falling below double figures since the start of the outbreak on March 9.

The total of covid19 cases in the Cyprus Republic today stands at 767 (including the ten cases in the British Bases).

According to the Health Ministry, 659 tests were conducted from the total of the 20,000 designated for all frontline workers and one case was confirmed.

The case was at the Kokkinotrimithia Police Station and the Ministry said, all the necessary procedures were followed according to the protocol.

Two more positive cases were found through the tracing process of already confirmed cases while from 117 tests run by the Microbiology Labs at general hospitals in all towns, no positive case were found.

Moreover, 441 tests were done on people who returned from abroad and two tested positive.

Some 73 tests were done following a private initiative and no positive case was confirmed.

Additionally, 551 people who work for the State Health Services Organization underwent COVID-19 tests and one positive case was confirmed.

According to the Health Ministry, since April 11 a total of 8,549 tests were completed in the framework of the 20,000 tests for frontline workers.
Some 18 people are hospitalised at the Famagusta Reference Hospital, four of whom are in the Advanced Care Unit.

Their health is described as good. Two patients were discharged. Eight patients are intubated, 3 at the ICU of Limassol General Hospital and five at the Nicosia General Hospital.

Four more patients are in Nicosia General ICU but not on a ventilator.

All of these patients are critical but stable.