April 15, 2021

Cyprus reports 17 new covid19 cases, bringing total in Republic to 179

Cyprus authorities reported 17 new covid19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number in the Republic to 179. Five people passed away during the previous days from the virus.

Speaking during a press conference, Dr. Leontios Kostrikis, member of the Advisory Body on the pandemic said that 3 of the patients had returned from a European country and they are so called imported cases, 10 people were identified by tracing the contacts of already confirmed cases, one person is from the British Bases and there are three cases whose history is being investigated.

He said that the 179 cases were confirmed following 5, 917 tests run by the Institute of Neurology and Genetics and the Microbiology Department of the Nicosia General Hospital. 95 of the 179 cases are from contacts.