With additional 35 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Greek Cypriot administration, the number of patients reached 214, local media reported on Sunday.

The death toll also jumped to six after a 68-year-old male patient — father of a 47-year-old man who already succumbed to the virus — lost his life in the hospital, the Cyprus Mail reported.

Many of the incidents were transmitted through a family, said Leontios Kostrikkis, a member of the advisory body on the pandemic, adding that people should avoid large family gatherings.

After first appearing in Wuhan, China, last December, the novel coronavirus has spread

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