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Coronavirus: Eight new cases recorded on Wednesday

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Eight new Covid-19 cases were reported by the health ministry on Wednesday, raising the total to 1,548.

The new cases are the result of 2,449 tests.

One case was a person who had returned to Cyprus from Saudi Arabia and on their twelfth day of quarantine they tested positive.

After 52 tests were carried out on migrants at the Pournara reception centre one new case was identified. The person is a Syrian who reached Cyprus via Turkey and the north on Monday.

Five of the cases were identified via contact tracing, after 89 tests.

The final case was identified after 259 tests were done after referrals by doctors.

Tests in the following areas returned no positive results: 638 as of private initiative, 733 on travellers, 185 on people aged 18-40 in crowded areas, five on students, nine on residents in Kato Pyrgos and 319 on those in the education sector.

The health ministry also said there are five patients receiving treatment at the Famagusta referral hospital while one person is receiving increased care. Another is being cared for at the ICU in Nicosia but without breathing support.

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