A 62-year-old man has died from Covid-19 while 21 more people have tested positive to the virus the health ministry said on Wednesday.
The 62-year-old, who was treated at the Nicosia hospital’s intensive care unit, did not have an underlying health condition, the ministry said. His cause of death was Covid-19.
The ministry said that 21 cases were detected during the past 24 hours, out of 2,095 lab tests.
Of these, one case concerns a person who arrived from India on September 28 and tested positive after getting tested for the second time, two days before his self-isolation expired.
A flight attendant from Portugal is among the new cases. He got tested as part of regular checks due to his profession.
Two people arrived from London last Saturday. They both had initially tested negative. One of them was found positive after getting tested again to visit a relative. The other got retested after developing fever on Wednesday.
A person who arrived from the UK at the end of September is also among Wednesday’s new cases. The person who travelled said they decided to do so even though they had myalgia and tiredness. Their partner presented fever and weakness on Sunday.
A high school pupil who goes to a Nicosia lyceum tested positive as part of the testing programme for footballers. He is a player of Halkanoras Idaliou.
Five more people tested positive after presenting symptoms.
Nine cases are contacts of people who tested positive. One of them is a contact of a cluster of workers of an institution in the Nicosia district. Two more are family contacts of cases found positive on Monday. This cluster numbers five people, the health ministry said.
As regards deaths, the total number is now at 31, of which 24 – 17 men and seven women – concern people who died from Covid-19. The rest had the virus when they died but it was not the cause of death. The average age of people who died from coronavirus is 72.
Two patients with coronavirus are intubated at the Nicosia general hospital. Four more are treated at the Famagusta hospital.