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Coronavirus: Nine new confirmed cases, total now at 58

The Health Ministry has announced that another nine patients have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 58.

In an announcement on Wednesday afternoon, the Health Ministry said that it had been notified by the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics of nine new confirmed cases.

They are

  • four people who came into contact with a case which was confirmed a few days ago
  • three people who had returned from Greece  and were in self isolation at home and contacted the authorities after developing symptoms
  • one person from the British Bases
  • one person whose case is being investigated

The epidemiological monitoring unit has started tracing the contacts of the nine new cases and will carry out tests, the ministry added.

The ministry said there are now 58 confirmed cases (including three in the British Bases) of which 31 are from contact with others who had tested positive.

There are also 20 confirmed cases in the Turkish held north.

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