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COVID-19 – Press Briefing 24-4-2020

COVID-19 – Press Briefing 24-4-2020

Posted by Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate on Friday, April 24, 2020

Superintendent of Public Health Professor Charmaine Gauci delivered a press conference at 12.30pm.

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12:52 The press conference ends here.
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12:50 The Superintendent for Public Health said that till now no one has resulted positive for the virus twice.
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12:48 Prof. Gauci said that people who have tested positive to the virus should not be emarginated from society as anyone can contract the virus. She also said that as we are experiencing many are recovering from COVID-19.
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12:43 Newsbook.com.mt asked Prof. Gauci to give an update on SVPR resident who has tested positive to the virus. Prof. Gauci explained that the resident is in good health condition. She also said that all those who came in contact with the resident are being monitored.
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12:42 221 are the number of active coronavirus cases registered in Malta and Gozo.
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12:40 In total Malta had 447 positive cases out of which 223 have recovered.
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12:37 Earlier Prof. Gauci said that yesterday 611 swab tests were carried out.
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12:35 Prof. Gauci delivering a message in English
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12:34 Prof. Gauci said that even though the new confirmed cases are relatively low it does not mean the virus is over.
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12:32 The 2nd new case confirmed: is a male aged 43. He works in a private company and contact tracing within this company is being carried out.
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12:31 The new cases: a Maltese female aged 60. She works as a carer.
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12:31 2 new cases have been confirmed.
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12:30 Today 19 more patients have recovered. This means that 223 have recovered in total.
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12:28 The press conference is expected to begin in 2 minutes.
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12:27 Yesterday, Prof. Gauci announced that:

A 31-year-old man tested positive for coronavirus
Another 39 patients have recovered, bringing the total up to 204
641 tests were carried overnight
The rate of reproduction has dropped below 1
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12:25 Good afternoon and welcome to this live blog.
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