27 new cases of Covid-19, 58 patients recover

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Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The number of active cases of Covid-19 in Malta fell by 31 overnight, as health authorities have reported 27 new cases and 58 recoveries.

According to the latest bulletin issued by the health authorities, the number of active cases now stands at 593.

OFFICIAL COVID-19 figures for 29•08•2020Chris Fearnearne | MaltaGov | Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate

Posted by saħħa on Saturday, August 29, 2020

The new cases were identified through 2,290 swab tests carried out over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of swab tests carried out in Malta up to 186,644.

While today’s cases are still being investigated, the authorities reported that 8 of yesterday’s cases were family members of previously-known cases, while 3 were a direct contact and 5 were work colleagues. A further 2 cases have been deemed contacts from social gatherings.

Malta has reported 1,847 cases of Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. 1,244 patients have since recovered, but the pandemic has claimed 10 lives.