100 new cases of Covid-19; 165 recoveries

Miguela Xuereb

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The health authorities have reported 100 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday afternoon.

They also reported 165 recoveries in their latest daily bulletin, bringing the total number of active cases to 1,825.

OFFICIAL COVID-19 figures for 31•10•2020Chris Fearne | MaltaGov | Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate

Posted by saħħa on Saturday, October 31, 2020

The new cases were identified through 3,698 swab tests: 336,319 tests have been carried out in Malta since the start of the pandemic.

Malta has had 6,042 known cases of Covid-19 since the pandemic reached Malta in March. While there have been 4,155 total recoveries, the pandemic has claimed 62 lives, with the latest one – of an 80-year-old woman – confirmed on Saturday morning.

Spread to colleagues and family members predominant

As is customary, the bulletin includes details about the contact tracing of the previous day’s cases: 76 cases had been reported on Friday.

Of these, 55 have been positively traced, leaving 21 cases that are being treated as sporadic.

These 55 include 25 work colleagues of previously-known cases as well as 20 family members. The remaining 10 are other unspecified direct contacts with positive cases.