Tista' taqra bil- Malti.
Three new coronavirus cases were detected over night after 731 swab tests were carried out.
The Superintendent of Public Health Professor Charmaine Gauci announced that another 7 individuals have successfully recovered meaning that the total number of recoveries is 399.
Since 7 March, a total number of 480 cases have been registered.
During the daily coronavirus update, Prof. Charmaine Gauci explained that seven patients are being treated at Boffa Hospital, five at St Thomas, and two at Mater Dei Hospital – one in intensive care, who is stable, and one at the IDU. All other cases are being treated at home.
Prof. Gauci says that the time has not come yet.
Cloth masks should be washed at 60 degrees Celsius.
Children under the age of 3 should not wear masks.
All the different swab kits were effective, Prof. Gauci says. She explains that further the tests were taken to medical labs to carry out PCR.
Prof. Gauci explains that a risk assessment was carried out. She says that when lifting a measure, one needs to mitigate.
The first question concerns asymptomatic individuals and whether they could recover without ever showing any symptoms.
Prof. Gauci says that the phenomenon is still being studied. Asymptomatic cases were detected during random testing. Following these patients closely, some developed no symptoms until recovery. Asymptomatic cases can transmit the virus but at a lower rate.
She reminds businesses that they need to work out the number of people that could be allowed inside at one go.
She says that vulnerable people should remain home and avoid going out. She warns that vulnerable people remain most at risk.
One person remains in intensive care, but he is not breathing through a ventilator.
One person at Mater Dei Hospital.
33-year-old man and 50-year-old woman were both separate contacts of another person who had tested positive last week.
26-year-old health care worker who works at Mater Dei. A risk assessment was carried out.
All of which were symptomatic cases.
On the eve of lifting some of the coronavirus restrictive measures, the health authorities announced that nine new cases were detected in the tests carried out whereas thirteen individuals had successfully recovered.
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