Two more coronavirus cases died on Tuesday, while eight more have tested positive for the virus.
A 63-year-old UK national who was a permanent resident of Cyprus, as well as a 58-year-old Cyprus national, died on Tuesday, raising the toll of the island’s coronavirus fatalities to three.
According to an update received by the Health Ministry on Tuesday from the Institute of Neurology and Genetics, eight more have tested positive for the virus, bringing the total confirmed cases in the Republic of Cyprus to 124, 65 of which were contacts of other confirmed cases.
The eight new cases involve three people who were located through contact tracing of other known cases, two people who had recently returned from other European countries, and an additional three people whose recent past is under investigation in order to pinpoint the source of their infection.
The Health Ministry’s Epidemiological Surveillance Unit has already launched contact tracing efforts for all eight new cases.
On Tuesday, there were two patients being treated in the Limassol General Hospital ICU, and two more in the Nicosia General ICU.
The Famagusta General Hospital, the coronavirus reference hospital, was treating 19 coronavirus patients, three of which were in the ICU.
According to the Health Ministry’s daily update on Tuesday, several hospital beds in the Nicosia, Larnaca, and Limassol General Hospitals have been cleared and are ready to host additional coronavirus cases that require hospitalization.
Currently, the ICUs across Cyprus have 32 more beds to accommodate Covid-19 patients, while there is a possibility for a steady addition of 89 more beds in Nicosia and four in Limassol.