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Coronavirus: No new cases, one death reported Saturday (updated)

No new coronavirus cases were reported by the health ministry on Saturday for the fourth time since the start of the outbreak, while one more person died.

The total number of cases remains at 960.

The ministry said a 68-year-old man with underlying health issues died from the virus on Friday night in Nicosia General’s intensive care unit.

In total 25 people have died with the virus in Cyprus, and another 18 died from the virus, 12 men and six women, with an average age of 71.

Commenting on the zero cases, the ministry said they processed a total of 2,054 tests: 393 from restaurant workers, hairdressers, and beauticians, 1,324 from the school environment, one from retail and construction workers, 165 conducted on private initiative, 11 from vulnerable groups, 43 from contact tracing, and 117 from state hospital laboratories.

Four people are being treated at Famagusta General, the reference hospital, while two more are intubated at Nicosia General’s intensive care unit.

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