The Cyprus health ministry announced 11 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, raising total known cases to 1,467.
The new cases were detected after 2,755 lab tests were conducted to check samples for the virus.
Two of Thursday’s cases involved people who took the initiative to get tested. One was an asymptomatic person who travelled from the US on August 16, and took the test prior to the termination of his quarantine period, with the test coming back positive. The second person, also asymptomatic, took the test at the request of her employer.
Four more were contacts of other known cases. One involved the wife of a known case, while another was a contact of their parents who were announced positive for the virus on August 19 and 21, and who have a history of travel. The remaining two contacts are family members of another known case.
The remaining five new cases announced on Thursday involved arrivals at Cyprus airports. Three were passengers who arrived from Hungary's Budapest on Wednesday. All are asymptomatic, while two among the three are not connected. Another two are passengers who arrived from Debrecen (Hungary) on Wednesday, and are not connected.
Currently, the Famagusta general hospital is treating four coronavirus patients, one of which is in the ICU, while another patient with coronavirus is being treated at the Nicosia general hospital ICU.