Newsroom / CNA
Four new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were announced on Sunday following hundreds of new lab test results in the Republic of Cyprus, using both contact tracing and direct testing.
Authorities in Cyprus announced on Sunday that three persons who have been repatriated tested positive for the coronavirus, while another case was detected through the contact tracing method.
The total number of confirmed cases in the Republic now stands at 964, according to a press release issued by the health ministry, with the four new cases of SARS-CoV-2 emerging in a pool of 2364 test kits.
Three cases were repatriated persons, while their close contacts have been traced and all health protocols activated regarding in self-isolation until tests are carried out
According to the Cyprus News Agency, the three cases of repatriated persons emerged from a total of 518 samples so far in the same category, while their close contacts have been traced and all health protocols have been activated regarding in self-isolation until tests are carried out.
The fourth case emerged from a total of 79 samples tested as part of an effort to trace contacts of already known confirmed cases.
Three patients were receiving treatment as of Sunday afternoon at the COVID-19 reference Famagusta General Hospital. Also, two patients, one on them on a ventilator, were being treated at Nicosia General’s Intensive Care Unit.
Two days earlier, a 68-year-old infected patient died at Nicosia General, with reports saying he was facing health problems and was being treated in the ICU. His official cause of death was listed as COVID-19.
Authorities had announced no new cases on Saturday in the Republic of Cyprus.