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5 more Positive Tests; 1,000 samples pending

Breaking News 25 May, 2020 Follow News

5 more Positive Tests; 1,000 samples pending

Another five positive Covid-19  tests were reported today from testing done over the weekend taking the number of confirmed cases to date to 134.

Of the five ‘positives’, one person had contracted the virus from a carrier while the other four were uncovered in the ongoing general screening.

Over the past three days 975 samples were taken.

Fifty-nine of the persons tested were asymptomatic and 12 showed symptoms.

There are currently no hospitalisations and 61 persons have recovered from their bout with COVID-19.

Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee has also reported that focus is now on testing the workforce of the construction industry which was recently reopened.

Only 6 workers have tested positive from 850 samples taken to date.

tested to date. The health authorities are working towards a target of testing 2,000 construction workers.

The CMO also confirmed that there is a backlog of around 1,000 tests waiting to be processed.

He said they hope to clear that by this weekend as the quality of the test swabs taken deteriorates over time.

An approximate target of an average of 400 tests per

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