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Coronavirus: one new case announced on Saturday (Updated)

Health authorities on Saturday announced one new case of coronavirus, bringing the total to 943.

The positive case was among 115 samples collected from the contacts of a previously confirmed case.

In total, authorities conducted 2,061 with just the one positive.

By 3pm on Saturday, three patients were being treated at the Famagusta general hospital. Three others were intubated in the Nicosia general hospital ICU, the health ministry said.

Of the 2,061 tests, 541 concerned workers at hairdressing salons, barbers, beauticians, tattoo parlours and restaurants and 886 samples were taken from students and school staff.

Four were part of a programme to test 20,000 people working in retail and construction.

An additional 147 concerned repatriated individuals while 122 had been referred for testing by their GPs or where part of groups who will undergo treatment in hospital.

State hospitals carried out 135 tests and 111 people were tested on their own initiative.

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