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Coronavirus: 25 new cases on Saturday after 10 found at football club (Update 2)

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The health services on Saturday announced 25 new coronavirus cases, most of which were contacts of previously confirmed cases.

10 members of the Nea Salamina football team had also tested positive were later included in the official figures after 15 had been announced earlier in the evening.

The 10 cases were found among 59 tests carried out on footballers and other members of the club.

This follows a case announced on Friday where a football player of Nea Salamina FC who arrived from Angola on Monday through Portugal and Vienna was found positive.

They bring to 1,590 the total number of cases on the island.

Of the 15 officially announced, nine were people who had come into contact with previously confirmed cases, the health ministry said. The cases were detected from 2,891 tests.

Six worked with people who tested positive on Monday and Wednesday – one has symptoms. All six were tested privately.

The cluster has now reached nine people, with eight working at the same place. The other is a family member.

The seventh contact is a family member of a British man who arrived on Wednesday. The individual had travelled with him on the same flight.

Two others belong to the family of an individual who tested positive on Wednesday.

The rest of the cases were reported by private labs. One concerns a Russian permanent resident who returned from London on September 8. She developed symptoms on September 13.

After her return to Cyprus, she was informed that a friend had tested positive in London the day she started having symptoms.

The second individual tested after having symptoms on September 10. Two others, who are not related, also tested positive and authorities were now trying to find out if they had contacted any carriers.

Finally, two people who came from the UK on September 7 started seeing symptoms between three and five days later.

Seven people are being treated in hospital, one in the high dependency unit and one in the ICU is now off the ventilator.

 



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