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One dies, 16 test positive for coronavirus

One more person has died, a man aged 77 years, and another 16 people have tested positive for coronavirus, the Health Ministry said on Monday.

The people who died so far are 6 men and a woman, five of them with underlying health conditions.

This brings the total number of deaths to seven and the total number of confirmed cases to 230 (including five in the British Bases).

According to the update from the Ministry of Health, the new confirmed cases are:

  • 4 found through tracing of the contacts of people who were found positive to Coronavirus
  • 2 had returned from a trip in European countries
  • 10 whose history is being investigated

130 of the 230 confirmed cases are from contact with other people found positive to Coronavirus.

The 230 cases were found through 6,847 tests conducted by the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics and the Microbiology Department of Nicosia Hospital.

22 people have been cured from the disease and ten patients are in steady but critical condition in the ICU of Nicosia and Limassol Hospitals.

Four people were discharged today from the Famagusta referral hospital.

There are currently 24 patients being treated in the Famagusta referral hospital, five of whom in the special care unit.

Announcing the results Dr Leontios Kostrikis noted that there is currently no vaccine and no medicine for the virus and the only way to protect ourselves and our loved ones is by staying home.

He appealed to the public to comply to the new rules announced by the Minister of Health earlier today.

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