News Local Thirty three new cases of COVID-19 on Friday; one death

Thirty three new cases of COVID-19 on Friday; one death

The Health Ministry announced the death of an 89-year-old woman, who had been treated at the Famagusta General Hospital, taking the number of dead due to COVID-19 to 25. The Health Ministry also announced 33 new COVID-19 cases on 9 October, out of 2,891 laboratory tests, taking confirmed infections to 1,951.

The break-down of new patients follows:

  • 14 through tracing (277 tests today)
  • One from public hospital labs (169 today)
  • 12 through private initiative (783 tests today)
  • Two from GP referrals and special patient groups (44 tests today)
  • Four from passengers/repatriates (1,090 tests today)

Additionally the following laboratory tests were conducted but no cases were detected.

  • 208 samples taken from old people’s homes
  • 204 samples taken from football teams
  • 116 samples taken from students and teachers

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


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