140 new cases of Covid-19

Miguela Xuereb

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

140 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported by the health authorities on Thursday afternoon, while 117 patients have recovered overnight.

The total number of active cases now stands at 2,155.

OFFICIAL COVID-19 figures for 19•11•2020Chris Fearne | MaltaGov | Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate

Posted by saħħa on Thursday, November 19, 2020

There have been 8.560 known cases of Covid-19 in Malta since the first cases were reported last March.

While 6,301 patients have since recovered, the pandemic has claimed 104 lives to date, with the latest death – of a 74-year-old man – reported on Wednesday evening.

54 of yesterday’s cases traced: 119 remain sporadic

As is custom, the bulletin also includes an update on the contact tracing in relation to the previous day’s cases.

173 cases had been reported yesterday, of which 54 were traced. The remaining 119 are thus being treated as sporadic cases.

22 cases were family members of previously-known cases, while 18 were work colleagues and 14 were direct contacts.