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6 more test positive to Covid-19

The Health Ministry’s expert scientists announced on Wednesday 6 new cases of coronavirus, a drop from the 15 reported yesterday, out of a total of 2436 diagnostic tests, raising the total number to 843 (including 10 in the British Bases).

Dr Leontios Kostrikis did not participate in today’s result announcements because he was at the police station filing a report for threatening phone calls he received in recent days, an incident condemned by the Health Minister who called such actions “unacceptable against people who offer their knowledge and experience all this time to tackle the pandemic.”

The results are:

  • None from the large-scale 20,000 tests among workers (587 tests today)
  • 5 through tracing of the contacts of positive cases  (315 tests today)
  • 1 from public hospital labs (232 tests today)
  • None from repatriations (269 test today)
  • None from private initiative (646 tests today)
  • None from testing of public hospital staff (173 tests today)
  • None from 2,000 tests of workers in the food and drink sector and elderly homes (214 tests today)

From the 20,000 tests since April 11, a total of 17,601 have been completed.

The random testing of 800 people from the general public has been completed. Of the 800 people who agreed to participate, 779 showed up to give a sample, of whom only one person tested positive.

At 3 pm on Wednesday, there were 15 patients at Famagusta Hospital, one of them in the increased care unit. All are in stable condition. Two were discharged.

There are four intubated patients in ICUs, three at Nicosia Hospital and one at Limassol Hospital. Another two patients are in Nicosia and Limassol Hospital ICUs, but are not intubated. Their condition is described as critical but stable.

In addition, there are six confirmed Covid-19 cases in hospital wards other than Famagusta Hospital.

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