2020 coronavirus pandemic in Cyprus

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have reached Cyprus in March 2020. The released data from Cyprus government includes the cases in Akrotiri and Dhekelia, a British Overseas Territory, but not the cases in occupied regions since the region is under Turkish military occupation.

2020 coronavirus pandemic Cyprus
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationCyprus
Index caseLimassol and Nicosia
Arrival date9 March 2020
(4 weeks and 2 days)
Confirmed cases526
(excluding occupied regions)
Recovered52
Deaths
14

BackgroundEdit

On 12 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that a novel coronavirus was the cause of a respiratory illness in a cluster of people in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, which was reported to the WHO on 31 December 2019.[1][2]

The case fatality ratio for COVID-19 has been much lower than SARS of 2003,[3][4] but the transmission has been significantly greater, with a significant total death toll.[5][3]

TimelineEdit

  • On 9 March 2020, Cyprus confirmed its first two cases of coronavirus: a 25-year-old man from Limassol who had returned from Italy and a 64-year-old health professional from Nicosia who had returned from the United Kingdom.[6]
  • On 11 March, Cyprus confirmed four more cases of COVID-19: two Greek Cypriots who returned from the UK the day before and one taxi driver from Paphos, whose grandson was also hospitalised.[7] All three men were taken to Famagusta General Hospital. The fourth case was in self-isolation at home.
  • On 12 March, four new cases were confirmed: a person who had travelled to the United Kingdom and contacted the authorities after developing symptoms,[8] a person who had returned from Italy, a person with symptoms after returning from Greece, and an individual returning from Germany with no symptoms.
  • On 13 March, eleven new cases were confirmed.[9] President Nicos Anastasiades, in a special appearance, announced the closing of all borders except for nationals for 15 days from 15 March.[10]
  • On 21 March, the first death was confirmed.[11][12]
  • On 25 March, eight new cases were confirmed.[13]
  • On 26 March, 14 new cases were confirmed.[14]
  • On 27 March, 16 new cases were confirmed and 2 deaths.[15]
  • On 3 April, 40 new cases were confirmed and 1 death.[16]
  • On 4 April 30 new cases were confirmed.[17]
  • On 5 April, 20 new cases were confirmed.[18]
  • On 6 April, 19 new cases were confirmed.[19]
  • On 7 April, 29 new cases were confirmed.[20]
  • On 8 April, 32 new cases were confirmed.[21]

StatisticsEdit

COVID-19 cases in Cyprus  ()
     Deaths        Recoveries        Active cases
Date
# of cases
# of deaths
2020-03-09
2(n.a.)
2020-03-10
2(=)
2020-03-11
6(+200%)
2020-03-12
10(+67%)
2020-03-13
21(+110%)
2020-03-14
26(+24%)
2020-03-15
33(+27%)
2020-03-16
46(+39%)
2020-03-17
49(+7%)
2020-03-18
58(+18%)
2020-03-19
67(+16%)
2020-03-20
75(+12%)
2020-03-21
84(+12%) 1
2020-03-22
95(+13%) 1(=)
2020-03-23
116(+22%) 1(=)
2020-03-24
124(+7%) 3(+200%)
2020-03-25
132(+6%) 3(=)
2020-03-26
146(+11%) 3(=)
2020-03-27
162(+11%) 6(+100%)
2020-03-28
179(+10%) 7(+17%)
2020-03-29
214(+20%) 8(+14%)
2020-03-30
230(+7%) 8(=)
2020-03-31
262(+14%) 10(+25%)
2020-04-01
320(+22%) 12(+20%)
2020-04-02
356(+11%) 12(=)
2020-04-03
396(+11%) 13(+8%)
2020-04-04
426(+8%) 14(+8%)
2020-04-05
446(+5%) 14(=)
2020-04-06
465(+4%) 14(=)
2020-04-07
494(+6%) 14(=)
2020-04-08
526(+6%) 14(=)
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Elsevier. "Novel Coronavirus Information Center". Elsevier Connect. Archived from the original on 30 January 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  2. ^ Reynolds, Matt (4 March 2020). "What is coronavirus and how close is it to becoming a pandemic?". Wired UK. ISSN 1357-0978. Archived from the original on 5 March 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Crunching the numbers for coronavirus". Imperial News. Archived from the original on 19 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  4. ^ "High consequence infectious diseases (HCID); Guidance and information about high consequence infectious diseases and their management in England". GOV.UK. Archived from the original on 3 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  5. ^ "World Federation Of Societies of Anaesthesiologists – Coronavirus". www.wfsahq.org. Archived from the original on 12 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  6. ^ Michael, Peter (9 March 2020). "BREAKING NEWS: Two cases of coronavirus confirmed". Cyprus Mail. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  7. ^ Shkurko, Jonathan (12 March 2020). "The three men taken to Famagusta hospital 'are doing well'". Cyprus Mail. Retrieved 12 March 2020.
  8. ^ "New case of Covid-19 detected". Cyprus Mail. Retrieved 12 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Coronavirus: New outbreaks and new measures". PhileNews.
  10. ^ "UPDATE 1-Cyprus shuts its borders for 15 days to fight coronavirus". Reuters. 13 March 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  11. ^ "Cyprus reports its first coronavirus death - health ministry". Reuters. 21 March 2020. Retrieved 27 March 2020.
  12. ^ Michael, Peter (21 March 2020). "Nine new confirmed cases, one a nurse from Paphos hospital". Cyprus Mail.
  13. ^ Malik, Nomi (24 March 2020). "Eight new Cases of Coronavirus and two more dead and a total of 124 Cases". Daily Cyprus News. Daily Cyprus News.
  14. ^ "Ministry of Health Confirmed 14 new cases of Coronavirus". Daily Cyprus News. 26 March 2020.
  15. ^ "16 new cases of Coronavirus and two died from Covid-19". Daily Cyprus News. 27 March 2020.
  16. ^ "40 new cases of Coronavirus, One Death and total reached to 396". Daily Cyprus News. 3 April 2020.
  17. ^ "30 new cases of Coronavirus and total 426". Daily Cyprus News.
  18. ^ "20 new cases of Coronavirus". Daily Cyprus News. 5 April 2020.
  19. ^ "19 more cases of Coronavirus and total climbed to 465". Daily Cyprus News. 6 April 2020.
  20. ^ "29 New Cases of Coronavirus and total reach 494". Daily Cyprus News.
  21. ^ "32 new Cases of Coronavirus and total is now 526". Daily Cyprus News. 8 April 2020.