197 new coronavirus cases were detected in the Republic of Cyprus on Monday, while a 91-year-old coronavirus patient with underlying health conditions died of septic shock.
The health ministry said the 91-year-old male had been transferred last week from the Sokratio Melathro retirement home in Limassol to the Famagusta general hospital after he tested positive for coronavirus.
The Republic now counts 34 deaths involving coronavirus carriers, though only 26 of those were fully attributed to the virus, involving 17 men and nine women of an average age of 73.
On Monday, 162 cases emerged from among 2,706 tests, while 35 more were detected among residents and staff of the Sokratio Melathro retirement home in Limassol, from where 106 samples were collected on Sunday.
From among the 162 cases, 103 were detected through contact tracing, of which 77 were close contacts of positive cases detected in the Limassol district.
Additionally, two more cases also involve people linked with the Limassol retirement home, who had been transferred to the Limassol general hospital A&E on Sunday for emergency care, raising total cases detected at the specific retirement home so far to 37.
15 more cases involved people who took the initiative to get tested, 12 were people who got tested at general hospitals, eight involved airport arrivals, while 24 were either part of special health groups of were referred for testing by their GP after developing symptoms.
Total cases detected so far increased to 4,760.
The Famagusta general hospital is currently treating 27 coronavirus patients, four of which are in the ICU. The Nicosia general hospital is treating five more patients who are intubated in the ICU, while eight more are receiving treatment in a coronavirus ward.