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25 January, 2021
 
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Cyprus detects 262 new cases

The Cyprus health ministry announced 262 new coronavirus cases after 10,832 tests, with the total jumping to 8,947

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Authorities reported 262 new coronavirus cases on Monday when 10,832 tests were conducted, raising the total to 8,947.

Among Monday’s new cases, were 28 who had previously tested positive to rapid tests, and whose infection was confirmed with a PCR test.

The health ministry said 52 of the cases were detected through the framework targeting nursing homes and other such centres, with 37 of the cases detected at a retirement home in Liopetri and 15 at another one in Strovolos.

Additionally, 126 involved contacts, eight were detected among people who took the initiative to get tested, 26 were tested at general hospitals, five were tested either as part of special health groups or upon the suggestion of their GP, while one involved an arrival to a Cyprus airport.

The program testing employees falling under exception categories to the travel ban on the Limassol and Paphos districts detected eight people in Limassol, two in Paphos, and one in Larnaca.

An additional five were detected through the program targeting school staff and students.

From the total of 10,832 tests conducted on Monday, 5,665 involved rapid tests, which resulted in 70 positive cases, though these must still be confirmed through a PCR test.

Currently, public hospitals across Cyprus are treating a total of 110 coronavirus patients.

 

 

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