Tista' taqra bil- Malti.
Seven new coronavirus cases were reported overnight, all but one were contracted locally, Superintendent of Public Health Professor Charmaine Gauci said on Thursday.
The total number of cases now went up to 195.
While for the health authorities it is eight new cases, the number is seven since one of the cases is a man who previously tested positive but was confirmed after a second test.
- Seven new cases were reported; one was travel related
- Patients have displayed symptoms such as coughs and high temperature however others had gastric ailments
- Professor Gauci points out that decisions on spring hunting do not fall under her remit.
- Social distancing measures apply for hunters
- Risk of contracting the virus from postal articles is minimal but the virus can exist on surfaces. In case of items delivered from abroad, Professor Gauci recommended that mail is left aside
- ‘People who test positive for Covid-19 should be supported not stigmatized’
Professor Gauci recommended to leave the post away for 24 hours or so, if one does not require it immediately, especially if it comes from abroad.
A 36-year-old Filipino man who developed symptoms associated with Covid-19 on 25 March.
A 48-year-old Maltese man developed symptoms associated with Covid-19. He went to work and subsequently seven of his coworkers were sent home.
A Maltese man contracted the virus locally, four coworkers are in quarantine since he went to work.
8297 swabs were carried out so far.
All eight patients are in a good health condition.
Currently there are two patients in ITU, one is being monitored while the condition of the man who is breathing with the help of a ventilator has improved.
There are 16 patients at St Thomas Hospital.
There are 10 patients being treated at the Infectious Diseases Unit at Mater Dei and the rest are recovering at home.
738 swab tests were carried out overnight at the various testing hubs and Mater Dei hospital.
8 new cases confirmed. 7 of the new cases were locally transmitted. The other case is related to a previously confirmed case which was travel related.
– 19 new cases: 5 travel-related and 14 locally transmitted
– Total coronavirus cases: 188
– One of the persons who has contracted the virus is an employee at the Lidl store in Safi
– People who have visited the Lidl store in Safi between the 26th and 30th March should call the helpline 111 if they feel any symptoms
– All new cases are in a good health condition
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