54 cases of Covid-19 reported, setting new daily record

Miguela Xuereb

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A staggering 54 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported by the health authorities on Sunday, with most appearing to be sporadic.

The number is the highest daily number of cases reported in the community; the previous record had been 52, recorded last April. The highest daily number of cases reported in Malta would technically be the 78 reported overnight on 29 July; however, this includes 66 asylum seekers which are calculated apart from the daily figures.

In its latest bulletin, the health authorities said that 12 cases were linked to the ongoing Paceville cluster, 3 were traced back to language schools and 9 were family members of previously known cases, without elaborating further on the other 30 cases.

OFFICIAL COVID-19 figures for 09โ€ข08โ€ข2020๐—œ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€.Chris Fearne | MaltaGov | Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate

Posted by saฤงฤงa on Sunday, August 9, 2020

The youngest patient is a 1-year-old, while the eldest is aged 75.

Though the number of swab tests had routinely decreased during the weekend, this weekend appears to be bucking the trend, with 1,789 swab tests carried out over 24 hours. So far, the total number of swab tests carried out in Malta since the beginning of the pandemic is 141,767.

There have been 1,089 total cases of Covid-19 in Malta, with 684 recoveries. The pandemic has claimed the lives of 9 people in Malta to date.

In their bulletin, the health authorities emphasised their recommendation that people avoid crowded areas.

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