Five cases of SARS-CoV-2 were detected in Limassol after completing 990 laboratory tests on Friday evening, the Ministry of Health announced on Saturday, citing Epidemiological Monitoring Unit data.
The total number of COVID-19 positive cases rose to 1,119.
In particular, three cases were detected after testing 242 samples on private initiative. Two of them are a couple and only one of them had symptoms. One more person was traced as a contact of another confirmed case and violated a quarantine order to do a test privately.
Two more cases were found after testing 527 samples in Limassol District, taken from random testing. One of them was a contact of a confirmed case and decided to do the test. The other person, despite having symptoms and instead of contacting a doctor, also decided to do the test.
No samples were found positive after conducting 135 tests in the framework of a program testing 10,000 employees who resumed work in the second and third stage of a plan to gradually lift restrictions and 86 tests in Larnaca District conducted randomly for a total of 3,000 people.
Six people are treated at Famagusta General Hospital and one person was discharged on Friday.

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