COVID 19-Cyprus: Three new cases

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The Ministry of Health informs that, according to information received today by the Epidemiological Surveillance Unit from contracting laboratories, out of a total of 3,036 laboratory diagnoses, 3 new cases of COVID-19 disease were identified.

In detail, the virus-positive individuals emerged as follows:

Out of 190 samples taken under the referral program by Personal Physicians and control of special groups through the Public Health Clinics, 1 person positive for the virus was identified.

Of the 495 samples taken as part of the laboratory test program for 5,000 people aged 18-40 in areas with a large population of people, 1 carrier of the virus was identified.

Out of 302 samples taken through private initiative, 1 carrier of the virus was identified.

The new incidents emerged as follows:

1 x Referral from a Personal Doctor: Concerns a person who has symptoms since 19/9 (myalgias, fever, sore throat, runny nose) and was referred by the Personal Doctor.

1 x screening program for 5,000 people aged 18-40: It concerns a person who is studying and taking the exam under the program. He has no travel history or symptoms and as far as he knows he has not had contact with a case.

1 x private initiative: This is a person from Greece, who was in Greece and returned on 19/9. In Greece he was positive for the virus 3 weeks ago. She presented a negative result from Greece, however she repeated the examination at the request of her employer before returning to work.

In addition, the following laboratory tests were performed without detecting a virus-positive individual:

From samples taken from the Microbiological Laboratories of the General Hospitals, 193 laboratory tests were completed,

From samples taken in the context of passenger and repatriated control, 1,779 laboratory diagnoses were performed,

From samples taken through the process of tracking the contacts of already confirmed cases, 61 laboratory tests were completed, and

From a program carried out by the Ministry of Justice and Public Order for the control of the staff working in the Courts, we had a result for 16 samples.

Therefore, based on the data so far, the total number of cases is 1,603.

In addition, the patient who was treated in the Intensive Care Unit of the General Hospital of Nicosia was transferred to the General Hospital of Famagusta, where a total of nine people positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus are treated, two of whom are in the Intensive Care Unit.

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