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Rate of covid-19 infections in Cyprus still high, says health expert

The rate of coronavirus infections in Cyprus is still high despite the decreased new positive cases recorded over the past couple of days, Philenews reported on Friday citing a health expert.

Professor Constantinos Tsioutis who is heading the team of health experts advising the government on covid-19 also said that another two to three weeks are needed before safe conclusions can be drawn.

“It will take two to three weeks before we can see the maximum possible result because we remain at very high levels,” he said.

“We also look at the cumulative impact of the last 14 days so the last 4-5 days, which do record a drop, don’t really tell us much,” he added.

Another crucial factor under consideration is the hospitals, he also said, pointing out that the drop in the number of patients to below 200 does not call for  complacency.

The situation remains problematic because there are  people who systematically come to the hospitals with symptoms.

The existing strict measures in effect aim to totally cut off contact between people in order to become more effective and lead Cyprus to a safer February, he added.

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