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Coronavirus: Patient transferred to Limassol as condition worsens

Limassol general hospital

A coronavirus case will be transferred from the Famagusta hospital to Limassol hospital’s ICU after his condition deteriorated, it was reported on Tuesday.

Cyprus News Agency sources said the 47-year-old man who was being treated at the reference hospital in Famagusta district developed respiratory distress syndrome on Tuesday morning and will be transferred to Limassol.

Meanwhile, a 70-year-old coronavirus patient, one of the eleven confirmed cases at Paphos General Hospital, is being treated in the ICU. It has not been announced whether he will be transferred to either Limassol or Famagusta hospital.

Eight nurses from the Paphos Intensive Care Unit have tested positive for coronavirus in addition to a doctor, a patient and a cleaner. All had worked in the ICU where a 65-year-old foreigner tested positive after receiving visitors from overseas.

Fifty new samples were scheduled to be taken from staff of Paphos hospital as well as patients. According to the State Health Services Organisation Okypy, the hospital’s staff will all undergo specialised tests.


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