Cyprus authorities announced on Monday two new confirmed SARS-CoV-2 cases from a total of 1,290 lab tests. The total number of positive cases now stands at 996.
According to data released by the Ministry of Health, one case was confirmed out of 766 samples tested in the framework of checking passengers and people who have been repatriated and the other concerns a person ςηο traveled abroad and tested positive in the framework of 215 tests carried out by the General Hospitals’ microbiology labs.
The first individual arrived from Serbia, via Bulgaria, yesterday and was tested at the airport in the framework of checks carried out for all flights from Bulgaria that were in effect until yesterday. Despite the fact that Serbia was in the third Category, the passenger did not present a negative test, because as a Cypriot citizen he could be tested in Cyprus.
The second person arrived to Cyprus nine days ago from the USA (third Category) via a country which belongs to the first Category. He tested negative at the airport. Following that he had symptoms and he undertook a test again at Nicosia General Hospital.
Moreover, no tests were carried out in the framework of the programme for checking 10,000 employees in businesses that resumed operations during the second and third phase of lifting the restrictions.
There were also 125 results for samples tested at the private initiative, six results for tests carried out in the process of tracing the contacts of already confirmed cases, while 178 lab tests were carried out in the framework of referrals from personal doctors and special groups screening through the public health centers.
Moreover, a person who was treated at Famagusta General Hospital which is the COVID-19 Reference Hospital has been dismissed while another patient has been hospitalized.