115 new cases of Covid-19

Miguela Xuereb

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

115 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported by the health authorities in their latest daily bulletin.

The number of active cases of Covid-19 has gone up to 1,845, with the authorities also reporting 39 new recoveries.

The new cases were identified through 3,144 swab tests, which bring the total number of tests carried out in Malta so far up to 314,619.

There have been 5,373 known cases of Covid-19 in Malta since the start of the pandemic, with 3,478 patients since recovering.

However, the pandemic has claimed 50 lives in Malta to date, with the latest death – of a 77-year-old man – confirmed by the authorities earlier in the day.

While the cases reported today are still being investigated, the authorities confirmed that they had traced over half – 67 – of the 121 cases reported yesterday.

Over a third of yesterday’s cases (43) were family members of previously known cases. There were also 12 colleagues and 4 other direct contacts of known Covid-19 cases.

The authorities also linked three cases to Paceville and another to a social gathering attended by a known case, while 4 other cases were imported.

The remaining 54 cases are thus being treated as sporadic, once more suggesting an elevated rate of transmission in the community.