COVID-19; 27 new cases; 41 recoveries

Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM/CDC/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The number of active cases of COVID-19 in Malta stands at 575 with 27 new cases and 41 recoveries reported.

The new cases were identified through 2,302 swab tests, which bring the total number of swab tests carried out in Malta to 249,656.

From the cases announced yesterday 4 cases were family members of previously known cases, 2 cases were direct contacts of other positive cases and 3 cases were from St Joseph Home cluster.

The rest, 12, were sporadic.

The pandemic has claimed 32 lives in Malta so far.

This morning the Ministry for Health announced that a 91-year-old woman has lost her life to coronavirus, becoming Malta’s 32nd Covid-19 victim.

She tested positive to the virus on the 10th of September and was admitted to Mater Dei Hospital on the 22nd of September. She then passed away yesterday. The Ministry said that the woman suffered from ulterior health conditions.