News Local Record number of new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday: 93

Record number of new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday: 93

The Health Ministry announced 93 new COVID-19 cases on 15 October, out of 3,877 laboratory tests, taking confirmed infections to 2, 274.

Additionally, the following laboratory tests took place

  • 303 tests through tracing
  • 1,386 tests through private initiative
  • 1,156 tests from expatriates/passengers
  • 151 tests from public hospital labs
  • 59 tests from students and teachers
  • 240 tests from villages in the Districts of Larnaca and Famagusta
  • 165 tests from GP referrals and special patient groups
  • 179 tests from old people’s homes
  • 238 tests from football clubs

In total, five patients with SARS-CoV-2 are treated at the Famagusta General Hospital. Moreover, two patients remain intubated at the ICU of the Nicosia General Hospital and another two in the remaining hospitals.

(philenews)

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