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19 September, 2020
 
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13 new coronavirus cases detected in Cyprus

The cluster recently formed at a party grew in number, while a refugee residing in Pournara camp was also found positive for the virus

Newsroom / CNA

Cyprus detected 13 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 1,318, the Ministry of Health announced.

The new cases were detected from 2,960 laboratory tests. Three patients are being treated at the Famagusta General Hospital, one of them in the intensive care unit.

According to the Epidemiological Unit of the Ministry of Health, nine cases were detected from 149 samples collected through contact tracing, while two cases were detected from 1,672 samples taken at Cyprus airports, one other from 697 samples taken on private initiative while one more case was found among 31 samples taken in the framework of the sampling program in immigrant refugee camps.

Of the nine contacts of other known cases, two are from a recent party cluster, while three are contacts of a colleague who was announced positive on Thursday.

The two cases were detected at airports flew to island on Thursday from Hungary. They were detected after random testing conducted on passengers on their flight.

The positive case involving a refugee involved a resident of the Pournara camp in Kokkinotrimithia, who will be transferred to a designated isolation site.

 

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