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Twenty one new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday

The Health Ministry announced 21 new COVID-19 cases on 8 October, out of 3,133 laboratory tests, taking confirmed infections to 1,918.

The break-down of new patients follows:

  • Six through tracing (188 tests today)
  • Four from passengers and repatriates (1,431 tests today)
  • Four from public hospital labs (161 tests today)
  • Seven through private initiative (700 tests today)


Six cases from tracing

  • Three people are contacts of the coach of Doxa Katokopias football team announced on 6 October. The one person is also a coach and the other two family
  • Two people are contacts of the person working at an Institution in Nicosia announced on 3 October. The one person is a student at the University of Cyprus.
  • One person is a contact of a case announced on 5 October from flights. He had come from Athens on 3 October.

Four from the Microbiological Department of Limassol Hospital

  • Two from the radiology department
  • One nursing student
  • One from the Microbiological department

Four cases from flights

  • Two persons came from Munich to Larnaca on 7 October
  • One person came from Athens to Larnaca on 7 October
  • One person came from London to Larnaca on 7 October

Seven cases through private initiative

  • One person had symptoms (weakness) on 6 October
  • One person had symptoms (fever, sore throat, fatigue) as of 4 October
  • One person came from London on 1 October and then developed symptoms
  • One person had symptoms (cough, fever, myalgia, anosmia) as of 3 October
  • One person had symptoms (difficulty in breathing) on 5 October. She is a student at the University of Cyprus
  • Two persons are tourists from Latvia who came to Cyprus on 3 October.

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

  • 175 samples taken from GP referrals
  • 132 samples taken from old people’s homes
  • 90 samples taken from football teams
  • 32 samples taken from migrants
  • 224 samples were taken from students and teachers

In total, six patients with SARS-CoV-2 are treated at Famagusta General Hospital, one of which at the advanced care unit.  Two patients remain intubated at the ICU of Nicosia General Hospital.


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