Tista' taqra bil- Malti.
Eight patients have successfully recovered from coronavirus while four new cases were detected following 972 swab tests between Friday and Saturday.
Superintendent of Public Health Professor Charmaine Gauci said that the number of coronavirus cases reported in Malta is at 426.
- Four new coronavirus cases reported
- Eight patients have successfully recovered
- The total number of Ħal Far ‘Tent Village’ residents who have tested positive for coronavirus stands at 35
- Studies on immunity to the virus still underway
During the press conference, Prof. Gauci said that the authorities were carrying out the test for coronavirus on people who die suddenly or without a clear cause of death after it was pointed out that in some countries, states have revised the official death toll.
People are in quarantine for various reasons. There are those who have been repatriated to the country, those who were in contact with an already confirmed case, and those who recovered.
Prof. Gauci says that the date is given so that both the person and the authorities are aware of the set date when one can leave their homes.
For measures to be reversed, one needs to be sure of the tests being carried out. Speaking about the blood tests being used in UAE, she says that WHO deemed them invalid.
She explains that the health authorities have obtained various antibody testing kits. WHO has expressed its concerns on various kits.
Prof. Gauci we're working on a strategy. Citing the experience in Japan, Prof. Gauci says that one needs to be cautious.
Prof. Gauci explains that they're testing those individuals who come forward. The test is also carried out on those who pass away.
Prof. Gauci cites new regulations by WHO on how to report deaths.
Three residents at Ħal Far 'Tent Village' have tested positive. Prof. Gauci says that the whole open centre remains in isolation.
28-year-old man from Sudan
24-year-old man from Bangladesh
18-year-old man from Bangladesh
Out of the 426 confirmed cases, 35 patients are residents at Ħal Far 'Tent Village'.
This means that 324 cases are still active.
On Friday, Prof. Gauci announced ten coronavirus cases which brought the total number of cases up to 422. The total number of people who have recovered so far stands at 91 while 3 people have lost their lives.
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