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24 September, 2020
 
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Cyprus revises number with two new cases

Health officials revise daily case count upwards based on additional results from associate lab tests

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The health ministry announced two new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, revising an earlier statement when officials had said zero cases had been detected.

According to the Cyprus News Agency, out of a total 484 lab tests carried out on repatriated persons, two cases tested positive for COVID-19. Their close contacts were expected to be notified as protocols for their isolation and additional testing have been activated.

The earlier zero count included only 422 samples while it left out results from an associate lab in the private sector

A total of 906 tests were carried out on Tuesday, while the total known confirmed cases were 972, with 807 of infected persons having recovered as the Republic of Cyrus recorded 18 coronavirus fatalities.

A previous statement from the health ministry, issued two hours before the revision, had announced zero cases on Tuesday.

But the number was misleading as it included only 422 samples while it left out results from an associate lab in the private sector.

Two patients for coronavirus were being treated as of Tuesday after one patient was released from Famagusta General Hospital. Two more coronavirus patients were being treated in Nicosia General’s ICU.

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