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Coronavirus: One new case recorded, after travelling from Israel (updated)

One new Covid-19 case was confirmed by the health ministry on Tuesday after a total of 1,191 tests were carried out.

The new case is a result of 302 tests taken as a private initiative.

The person had arrived in Cyprus from Israel on July 2, then a category B country, and had initially tested negative.

The total number of coronavirus cases in Cyprus now stands at 1,005.

On Tuesday one person was discharged from the Famagusta reference hospital meaning there are currently no patients being treated for coronavirus, according to the health ministry.

As for the other tests carried out, 20 results returned negative after contact tracing.

Travellers and repatriations accounted for 348 negative tests while a further 174 were carried out by the microbiological labs at the general hospitals.

Other testing included 124 workers, 12 migrants, and 211 on medical staff, all of which were negative.

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