Two coronavirus patients die in south Cyprus, eight new cases confirmed

Two patients suffering from coronavirus died in southern Cyprus on Tuesday while eight new cases were confirmed.

According to the announcement by the Cyprus health ministry on Tuesday, the deceased are a 63-year-old British man who was at the Limassol general hospital and a 58-year-old Greek Cypriot man that was being treated at Nicosia hospital.

The 63-year-old had underlying health conditions while the 58-year-old had no underlying health conditions, the ministry said.

This brings the total number of death in the country to 3.

Sixty-five of the cases involves those who came in contacts with confirmed cases.

According to a report by Cyprus Mail, the 63-year-old contracted the virus after being visited by relatives from the UK and transmitted it to staff and other patients. After his condition worsened, he was taken to Limassol general hospital where he died. 

In a related development, eight new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the country on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases there to 124, including three detected in the British Bases.

Three of them were in contacts with people who already tested positive to Covid-19 and two concern people who had returned from abroad and contacted the authorities after having symptoms. Three cases concern people whose history is being looked into.

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