Eight new coronavirus cases were detected in the Republic of Cyprus on Wednesday, when 2,449 tests were conducting, raising total known cases to 1,548.
Five of the eight new cases were detected through contact tracing efforts. One involved a family member of a British woman who was announced positive for the virus on August 14. The second is a family contact of a case announced on Monday. The third is a family contact of cases detected at the airport after arriving from Austria on September 11. The remaining two are contacts of one of the cases part of the cluster formed recently, and which grew to 14 cases.
Another new case involved a person who returned to Cyprus from Saudi Arabia and got tested 12 days into his quarantine, as required by a relevant decree, with the test coming back positive.
A Syrian national, currently residing at the Pournara refugee camp in Kokkinotrimitha after arriving in Cyprus from Turkey via the north on Monday also tested positive.
The final new case involved a person who developed symptoms on Monday and who was referred to a public health clinic for testing by their GP.
Currently, the Famagusta general hospital is treating five coronavirus patients, one of which is in the ICU. Another coronavirus patient is receiving treatment at the Nicosia general hospital ICU.