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Coronavirus Death Toll on Cyprus Now 8, 32 More Cases

Αssociated press

A main street is seen empty street in central capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Saturday, March 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

NICOSIA - The death of an 82-year-old man on April 1 brought the toll from the COVID-19 Coronavirus to eight on Cyprus, with another 32 cases bringing the total to 262, with another 70 on the northern third occupied by Turkish-Cypriots, one dead there.

Six of the first seven fatalities on the Greek-Cypriot side were men and a woman, with only one of the victims not having an underlying condition that makes the virus even more deadly and especially targets the elderly, the average age of death being 68.

The 32 new cases included 13 people who had come into contact with other known cases, four people at British military bases and 15 being checked to see if they had come in contact with others, said Kathimerini Cyprus in a report.

Among the new cases was also a pregnant women at the Makarios hospital in rhe capital of Nicosia as the government moved to set up quarantine facilities and imposed a lockdown and nighttime curfew.