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Coronavirus: 13 new cases announced on Sunday (Updated)

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The health ministry announced 13 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday from 3,177 tests.

Two  of the cases came through 1,226 passenger controls – both from Poland –  and six from 781 samples taken in private testing initiatives.

Concerning the six, one had come from Italy on September 23 and displayed symptoms on September 26. One had come from Russia , a category C country, on September 21 and was tested after 12 days before being released from quarantine. However, the individual proved positive. Another had come from Serbia on October 3 with a negative test on paper but repeated the test on private initiative when they arrived.

Another two cases were found from 202 samples taken as part of contact tracing efforts of previously confirmed cases.

One case was identified through general hospitals where 228 samples were taken. The Covid-positive is a student at a private school in Limassol where other cases have been detected. The individual is asymptomatic.

According to repots, the school, the Grammar School in Limassol will remain closed for 14 days after a total of five cases were detected among Gymnasium students. The school told Phileleftheros they had taken the initiative to switch to remote learning for the period.

Two more cases in the last 24hours came from 224 samples taken on instruction of personal doctors, the health ministry said in its Sunday bulletin.

Some 337 samples were taken among sports organisations with no positive cases resulting, it said.

Twenty-five were taken under the immigrant programme, also with no positive cases.

In other schools 154 samples were taken, all negative.

The total number of cases now stands at 1,824.

There are eight people being treated at Famagusta hospital, three of whom are in the high-dependency unit.

Two other patients remain intubated at the Nicosia general hospital ICU.

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