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13 August, 2020
 
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13 new COVID-19 cases confirmed - figure rises to 54 islandwide

11 of the 13 new cases involve Paphos General Hospital medical staff who came in contact with a patient that test positive

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The Institute of Neurology and Genetics confirmed on Monday that 13 more people tested positive for coronavirus, raising the total figure to 46 in the south, with cases remaining stable at six in the north, and two in the British Bases.

Eleven of the 13 new cases that tested positive for the virus on Monday involve Paphos General Hospital medical professionals who had come in contact with a patient that later emerged as a confirmed case.

The patient, an elderly foreign national who had been hospitalized in early February, tested positive for the virus on Sunday night, with the Paphos General going into a 48-hour lockdown.

The confirmation of 11 more infections among staff of the hospital may lead the Health Ministry to take additional measures.

The two remaining new cases involve people who had recently travelled to the UK and Greece and who began showing symptoms shortly after returning.

The 13 new cases brought the total confirmed coronavirus cases to 46 in the south, 25 of which were contacts of other confirmed cases.

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