198 new coronavirus cases emerged on Tuesday, when 4,143 tests were conducted, raising total known cases to 6,296.
From the bulk of Tuesday’s new cases, 191 were locally-acquired and emerged from among 3,605 samples.
The health ministry said 22 of the new cases were detected among the 201 samples collected from contacts of workers at the Cypra slaughterhouse in Kato Moni, where 92 people tested positive last Saturday, raising multiple issues including the poor living and working conditions for workers.
Overall, 78 contacts of other confirmed cases tested positive, as did 87 people who took the initiative to get tested.
Another 14 new cases were tested at general hospitals, while 12 more were people who were either tested as part of special health groups or were referred for testing by their GP.
Seven more cases emerged from the ongoing random sampling program targeting arrivals at Cyprus airports.
The Famagusta general hospital is currently treating 59 coronavirus patients, five of which are in the ICU. Seven more coronavirus patients are receiving treatment at the Nicosia general hospital ICU, while 10 more are in the hospital’s coronavirus ward.