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Coronavirus: Woman dies from Covid-19 as 29 new cases announced (updated)

A 90-year-old woman died on Tuesday from coronavirus, the health ministry said, announcing another 29 cases of the virus.

The woman, who had underlying health issues as well, died in the high-dependency unit of Famagusta General hospital. She is the 23rd person to have died from Covid-19 in Cyprus, 16 men and seven women. Seven more people have died with coronavirus.

Of the 29 cases announced on Tuesday, five came from flights. Two came from Athens on separate flights, one from Heraklion, and two from Bucharest. All arrived on Monday at Larnaca.

Nine cases were found from individuals tested on private initiative. One was tested due to symptoms developed on September 29. Another individual was tested after developing symptoms on October 5, while one more case was also found from an individual, who developed symptoms on October 3.

One case was tested ahead of a trip from someone who claimed to have a headache on October 4.

Another case is connected to a case announced on Monday’s results from the individuals tested privately.

Two more individuals tested privately had a travel history. They both went to Sweden and returned to Cyprus on September 28. One case went to Belgium, was in self-isolation, and repeated the test after seven days.

According to the ministry, one case was found by state hospital laboratories. The individual had symptoms since October 4.

Eight cases were found through contact tracing. These included a contact of students at a private school in Limassol, and a contact of a case announced on October 4, who tested positive after returning from Paris.

Four more cases came from tests conducted on nursing homes and other care homes. They are workers at a home in Nicosia, and contacts of a case announced on October 3.

One more case was found on testing being conducted on football teams. The individual is a member of the coaching staff at the Doxa Katokopias academy.

One more case was found from individuals tested on their doctors’ orders.

The total number of cases has now reached 1,876.

A further six people are being treated at Famagusta General, one of whom is in the high-dependency unit. One patient was taken to the Nicosia General intensive care unit, where three people are intubated.

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