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Cyprus detects 23 new virus infections

10 of Monday's new cases were detected at Cyprus airports


23 new coronavirus cases were detected on Monday, 10 of which involved arrivals at Cyprus airports.

The new cases emerged after 2,736 tests were conducted, and raised total known cases in the Republic of Cyprus to 1,847.

The majority of Monday’s cases were detected among the 1,756 samples collected at Cyprus airports. The ten arrivals detected at both Larnaca and Paphos airports flew in from Athens, East Midlands, Liverpool, Kiev, London and Krakow.

Five more were detected among the 100 samples collected through contact tracing. Two are players for the local second-division football club ASIL Lysis.

Two others were detected among the 162 samples collected at general hospitals, involving people who got checked after developing symptoms.

Another two were referred for testing by their GP after developing symptoms, with one involving a British Bases employee.

Four more involved people who took the initiative to get tested, involving a symptomatic person who took the test prior to starting a job, while the second is a family contact of that person.

The Famagusta general hospital is currently treating eight coronavirus patients, three of which are in the ICU. Two more coronavirus patients are being treated in the Nicosia General hospital, while another coronavirus patient is receiving treatment in another general hospital.



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