News Local Record number of new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday: 62

Record number of new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday: 62

The Health Ministry announced 62 new COVID-19 cases on 13 October, out of 3,645 laboratory tests, taking confirmed infections to 2, 109.

The break-down of new patients follows:

  • 22 through tracing (409 tests today)
  • Seven through private initiative (1,017 tests today)
  • Three from expatriates/passengers (1,137 tests today)
  • Three from public hospital labs (130 today)
  • Three from GP referrals and special patient groups (221 tests today)
  • Ten from public hospital labs (202 today)
  • One from samples taken from villages of Larnaca-Famagusta Districts

Additionally the following laboratory tests took place but no positive cases were found.

  • 20 tests from students and teachers
  • 12 tests from old people’s homes
  • 31 tests from football clubs

In total, two patients with SARS-CoV-2 are treated at the Famagusta General Hospital. Moreover, two patients remain intubated at the ICU of the Nicosia General Hospital and another three in the remaining hospitals.


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