41 new coronavirus cases were detected in the Republic of Cyprus on Monday, a concerning figure for local standards.
The new cases emerged after 2,610 tests were conducted, and raised total known cases since the pandemic broke out in March to 2,041.
21 of Monday’s cases were detected through contact tracing, and formed part of growing clusters among staff of Limassol businesses, while seven were contacts of cases detected at the Limassol general hospital.
Four were detected among people who took the initiative to get tested involving two who are asymptomatic but took the test for preventative reasons, and two people who took the test after developing symptoms, of which one, according to the health ministry, was uncooperative and refused to accept his result or declare his contacts, as he claimed he had been in self-isolation for four weeks.
Five more were detected at Cyprus airports among passengers who flew in on Sunday, with three arriving from Sofia, one from Berlin, and one from Moscow.
10 more cases were collected at the Limassol general hospital, involving six medical students of the Cyprus University of Technology undergoing their practical requirements at the hospital. Also among these cases is a 12-month-old baby, whose mother was announced positive in recent days, but also a 17-day-old newborn who developed symptoms and its mother. Both babies were transferred to the Makario hospital in Nicosia.
One case took the test prior to undergoing surgery.
The Famagusta general hospital is currently treating three coronavirus cases, while two coronavirus patients are intubated at the Nicosia general hospital’s ICU. Two more coronavirus patients are receiving treatment at other hospitals.