13 new COVID-19 cases confirmed

Covid-19 – Press Briefing 10-4-2020

Covid-19 – Press Briefing 10-4-2020

Posted by Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate on Friday, April 10, 2020

Prof. Charmaine Gauci the Superintendent of Public Health addressed the daily briefing on the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic in Malta.

Highlight’s from today’s press conference

  • 13 new COVID-19 cases
  • A Syrian child aged 8 is one of the new cases
  • This brings the total to 350 total cases
  • 900 swab tests carried out in the last 24 hrs
  • Authorities will be publishing an epidemiological study
13:02 Thank you for following this blog. We will soon update you with the highlights from this press conference.
Amy Borg
13:01 The press conference ends here.
Amy Borg
13:00 Prof. Gauci said that the measures in place are aimed to keep the number of cases low and increasing slowly. She said further measures can be implemented but this depends on how much the public follows the authorities' appeal to stay in and stay safe.
Amy Borg
12:57 She also confirmed that some of the old people's homes have adopted quarantine measures.
Amy Borg
12:56 Prof. Gauci confirmed that no further COVID-19 cases were confirmed at Hal Far open centre.
Amy Borg
12:51 Prof. Gauci said that this study/survey will show the number of cases as per locality/region. However, this does not mean that in certain localities the local transmission is higher than others as people can contract the virus from various different places and that is difficult to detect.
Amy Borg
12:49 Prof. Gauci said that this survey will be possible as the data collected was part of a system supplied by the World Health Organisation
Amy Borg
12:47 In the coming days, authorities will be publishing an epidemiological study.
Amy Borg
12:45 Prof. Gauci said that 4 of the cases confirmed yesterday were healthcare workers and the respective homes took the necessary measures.
Amy Borg
12:44 Regarding old people's home, Prof. Gauci said that authorities are constantly reviewing the situation and will take the necessary measures.
Amy Borg
12:43 Stay home and stay safe reiterated Prof. Gauci.
Amy Borg
12:42 Prof. Gauci appealed again to the public to avoid contact with people and to avoid going out unnecessarily in order to help stop the spreading of coronavirus.
Amy Borg
12:41 The Superintendent of Public Health is delivering her message in English for the international community in Malta and Gozo.
Amy Borg
12:36 The new cases:

An elderly woman from Gozo
2 staff members from the Gozo General Hospital (A woman aged 57 and a male aged 60)
A volunteer at Zammit Clapp Hospital – a male aged 53
A carer at Zammit Clapp Hospital aged 51
A healthcare worker at Karen Grech Hospital, aged 26
Syrian child, aged 8
A woman aged 88 resident at SVPR (St. Francis Ward)
Healthcare worker aged 29, a woman
A woman aged 88 – currently being held at the Infectious disease Unit at MDH
66-year-old woman
34-year-old woman resulted positive after a pre-op test
39-year-old Maltese male. Contact tracing at his place of work is being carried out
Amy Borg
12:33 Swab tests carried out in the past 24 hrs: 900

News cases: 13

Total: 350 cases
Amy Borg
12:29 Prof. Charmaine Gauci has entered the room.
Amy Borg
12:27 The press conference is expected to start at 12:30 pm
Amy Borg
12:26 Highlights from Thursday's press conference:

38 new cases confirmed; Total – 337

1018 swab tests in the last 24 hrs

Pregnant woman and two children amongst the new cases

25 of the new cases are women and 13 male
Amy Borg
12:25 Don't forget to subscribe to our WhatsApp alerts and download our app.
Amy Borg
12:24 The Superintendent for Public Health will soon address the daily press briefing on the coronavirus cases in Malta and Gozo.
Amy Borg
12:23 Good afternoon and welcome to this live blog.
Amy Borg