The Cyprus health ministry announced 10 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, when 3,207 tests were conducted, bringing the total detected so far to 1,484.
Two of the new cases were detected through the program testing residents of migrant camps. The two involve refugees who arrived north of the island from Syria via Turkey, and were transferred to the Eden resort where they will remain in isolation.
Three who took initiative to get tested
Three more were people who took the initiative to get tested. One person involves a woman from Spain, a permanent resident of Cyprus, who returned from Spain on August 14. According to the health ministry’s announcement, the woman has already completed her quarantine period, and got re-checked for the virus 48 hours prior to the completion of her two-week mandatory quarantine.
The second person involved a football player for local team, Doxa Katakopias. The player was tested in the framework of routine tests on the entire team ordered by the football club.
The third person got tested after developing symptoms, which began emerging on August 22.
Two were contacts of a case announced on Tuesday, which had a recent history of travel to Mykonos. According to the health ministry, the two cases on Wednesday, along with the case announced on Tuesday and two more announced on August 21, had all returned from the Greek island on August 20, making the cases an asymptomatic four-person cluster.
The remaining two contacts are a Lithuanian tourist couple who arrived in Cyprus on August 21. Upon developing symptoms the following day, they contacted local health authorities, informing them that they had come into contact with a positive case in Lithuania.
The final new case detected on Wednesday involved a person who arrived from Athens on Tuesday. The health ministry said the arrival is a contact of a case announced on Tuesday, which also had a recent history of travel to Athens.
Coronavirus patients on the rise
Currently, the Famagusta general hospital is treating six coronavirus patients, one of which is in the ICU. A seventh patient is being treating at the Nicosia general hospital ICU.