Watch: 2 more die of Covid-19; “It’s not the time to plan dinners at home”

COVID-19 - Media Briefing - 13-11-2020

COVID-19 - Media Briefing - 13-11-2020

Posted by saħħa on Friday, November 13, 2020

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Two more coronavirus-related deaths were announced on Friday by the Superintendent of Public Health Professor Charmaine Gauci during the weekly press briefing.

Malta has registered 150 new infections on Friday bringing the total number of active cases up to 2,124.

The two deaths registered on Friday are two men aged 95 and 79.

A 95-year-old man, died on Thursday. He was admitted to hospital on November 8 and tested positive the following day.

A 79-year-old man, who died on Friday, more than two weeks after he was admitted to hospital.

There are currently 208 people receiving treatment in hospital for coronavirus. 13 patients are intensive care while ten patients are in the infectious disease unit at Mater Dei Hospital. 36 patients are receiving care in other wards at Mater Dei Hospital. 42 patients are in Boffa Hospital, 24 patients are in St Thomas Hospital and 11 are in Gozo General Hospital. A total of 69 patients are being treated at the Good Samaritan Hospital in St Paul’s Bay.

There are currently 57 coronavirus active cases on Gozo.

Professor Gauci explained that 99 patients were from household clusters, 45 individuals contracted coronavirus at work, 17 patients belonged to social gatherings cluster while eight were imported cases.

The imported cases registered this week were from France, Poland, and Ireland. Italy, Germany and Luxembourg have been added to Malta’s amber list requiring all travelers arriving in Malta to show a negative PCR test on arrival done in the past 72 hours.

She once again reiterated her appeal for people to work from home, stressing that people should adhere to protocols implemented at work as the number of cases being registered at the work place remains high.