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Coronavirus: 15 new cases reported on Tuesday including those at Nea Salamina (updated)

Fifteen new cases were detected on Tuesday, the health ministry announced, with the majority being footballers and staff of Nea Salamina FC.

The latest cases were detected among 2,709 lab tests.

Of the 15, nine are players and staff of Nea Salamina football club. This cluster now numbers 20 people, the health ministry said.

The tenth new case announced on Tuesday is a person working at Ocean Basket restaurant in Phinikoudes in Larnaca and is part of the transmission chain detected there and which now numbers four people. The other three people are colleagues of the latest case and were found positive last week. Like their colleagues, this person has been self-isolating since the first employee tested positive.

Two more people were found positive after their arrival on Monday from Munich on two separate flights. One arrived at Larnaca airport, the other at Paphos airport.

Another case was a co-traveller of a person who tested positive on Sunday and who had arrived from Birmingham on September 9. Both had presented symptoms.

One person is a contact of a case found positive last Friday.

Another person tested positive after presenting symptoms including a cough and myalgia since last Friday.

The last announcement brings the total to 1,618 cases.

Nine people with coronavirus are being treated at the Famagusta general hospital. One of them is at the high dependency unit.

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