63 new coronavirus cases recorded; 537 active cases

Miguela Xuereb

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

63 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in the latest daily bulletin by the health authorities on Sunday.

On Saturday, Malta reported 72 cases of coronavirus – the highest single-day increase since the beginning of the pandemic.

The number of active coronavirus cases in Malta is now 537. The figures do not include the number of asylum seekers who were rescued and brought to Malta and were later found to be positive to coronavirus. On Sunday, Prime Minister Robert Abela revealed on Partit Laburista’s media that the figures will no longer include asylum seekers after Malta’s proposal was finally accepted by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

11 patients have made a recovery overnight.

A total of 2,142 swab tests have been carried out in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number up to 156,664.

To date, Malta has registered 1,306 coronavirus cases.

The health authorities said that the cases reported on Sunday were still being investigated. Meanwhile it announced that from the cases reported on Saturday, ten were linked to the Paceville cluster, seven were family members of previously reported cases, nine were in direct contact with active cases, six were colleagues of previously reported cases while four were imported cases.

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