The week kicked off on Monday with 21 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the Republic of Cyprus, pushing the total up to 116.
The 21 new cases involve 12 persons who were tested as a result of contact tracing of other confirmed cases, while three of the new cases are persons working at the Paphos General Hospital, and the remaining six are people who had recently arrived on the island from abroad.
Efforts to trace the contacts of all 21 new cases have been launched.
Of the total confirmed cases, three are hospitalized at the Nicosia General Hospital ICU, three at the Nicosia General ICU – two of which are supported by respiratory ventilators -, while the Famagusta General is treating 15 coronavirus cases, where two more required the support of respiratory ventilators.
According to the Health Ministry’s daily briefing, the ‘import’ from abroad of coronavirus cases is steadily declining as a result of the flight ban that was enforced on Saturday, while contact tracing efforts have been very effective in identifying new cases.
A new case was also confirmed in the north on Monday, raising the total to 39, of which 31 are German nationals who had travelled to the north for vacations and eight are Turkish Cypriots.