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Coronavirus: three new cases announced on Sunday (Updated)

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The health ministry announced three new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday from  2,810 tests.

One was a passenger identified through airport testing on 1,560 people. The other two positives came through contact tracing from previously confirmed cases.

The first case concerns a Russian woman who arrived in Cyprus on Friday who was allowed in with a special permit to visit her daughter and her family who live permanently in Cyprus. The woman was tested at the airport and was asymptomatic.

The second case concerns a roommate of three other confirmed case announced a week ago of Indian nationality. This was the fourth positive case from the same group of people. All are at the Eden quarantine centre. The individual is asymptomatic.

The third case concerns a contact of positive individuals announced on September 9 involving a family unit. Again, the individual was asymptomatic.

The total number of cases now stands at 1,526.

Three people are being treated at the Famagusta General Hospital, one of whom is in intensive care.
Another patient is being treated in the ICU at the Nicosia General Hospital.

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