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Six new cases emerge in Cyprus

Health ministry says six more COVID-19 cases detected in the Republic of Cyprus


Six new cases of COVID-19 were detected by authorities in the Republic of Cyprus on Monday, with the health ministry announcing the cases were all from repatriates emerging from a total of 799 tests.

According to the Cyprus News Agency, the health ministry said five tested positive from 337 samples taken from repatriates. Their close contacts were located and all relevant protocols for their isolation have been activated until they are re-tested.

One more repatriate tested positive from 54 tests held on a private initiative. The individual had already tested negative upon arrival but after a few days underwent a second test privately which came up positive.

Three persons were receiving inpatient medical treatment at Famagusta General Hospital, which has been designated as a COVID-19 reference hospital. One of two patients in Nicosia General’s Intensive Care Unit was hooked up to a ventilator.

The total number of positive cases in the Republic stood at 970, according to CNA.


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