49 new coronavirus cases registered

Miguela Xuereb

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

49 new coronavirus cases were registered overnight after 2,200 swab tests were carried out in the last 24 hours, the government announced in a statement on Wednesday, noting that a record number of swab tests were carried out.

Among the newly registered cases, six cases have been linked to the Mount Carmel Hospital cluster, four cases are linked to the Jurassic Park crew and three cases are linked to the Balzan Football club. The health authorities said that contact tracing is still underway for the rest of the 36 cases.

The health ministry has appealed once again to the general public to refrain from spreading rumors which might cause unnecessary alarm. It dispelled rumors that any of the patients patients were receiving intensive care.

In a separate infographic published on the ministry’s Facebook page, the government announced that three patients made a recovery. The total number of active cases stands 486.

Since March, 1,190 cases have been registered.

On Wednesday morning the Medical Association of Malta warned that a new record was expected after the situation deteriorated significantly as cases continued to surge. The association also announced that an extension to the directives which were already in place and has given the government an ultimatum to deal effectively with the pandemic.

On July 24, Malta’s active cases went back to double digits.

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