Cypriot health authorities announced that eight new coronavirus cases have been diagnosed on Wednesday, after conducting 2,449 tests.
Today’s cases bring Cyprus’ total tally of coronavirus infections to 1,548.
According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Health, all new cases are considered as domestic infections.
Five new cases were diagnosed after 89 samples taken as part of the contact tracing programme, one after 52 tests carried out in the context of checks carried out in immigrant hosting structures, one after 160 tests carried out by the General Hospitals’ Microbiological Labs, whereas one new case was diagnosed following 259 tests made in the context of referrals by General Practitioners.
Furthermore, no new infections were detected after 638 carried out after private initiative, 733 tests at airports, 185 tests taken as part of the random testing of persons aged 18-40 in congested areas, five tests among university students, 9 samples taken among citizens of the Kato Pyrgos village and 319 tests carried out in the context of testing among school staff and pupils.
The Ministry also said that five infected persons are treated at Famagusta General Hospital, one of them at the Increased Care Unit. One more person is hospitalized at the Nicosia General Hospital ICU.