17 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in Cyprus on Sunday and one more deaths. This brings the total number of cases to 633.
These include 10 people who were identified through contact tracing of known cases, one from tests being carried out to test 20,000 people and six whose history is still being investigated.
Virologist Leontios Kostrikkis said the results showed the policy taken by the government is correct. He repeated an appeal to people to keep contacts to a minimum.
The death brings to 16 the total number of people who have died with coronavirus. Of these, it is the cause of death for 11 people.
The testing of 20,000 of the most exposed people in the private and public sector continued on Sunday in a process that is expected to continue until the end of April.
More than 6,000 tests are expected to be carried out on staff at all public health centres.