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Covid-19 – Press Briefing 28-3-2020

Covid-19 – Press Briefing 28-3-2020

Posted by Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate on Saturday, 28 March 2020

The Superintendent of Public Health Prof. Charmaine Gauci addressed a press briefing on the latest news regarding COVID-19 was held at Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Directorate.

Highlights from the press briefing;

  • 10 new coronavirus case; Total of 149 cases in Malta and Gozo
  • 6 of the new cases were travel-related and 4 locally transmitted
  • 72-year-old in critical condition
  • Out of the 149 cases, 3 patients have been admitted to the ITU.

Coronavirus Malta -28.03.20

12:52 Thank you for following this blog.
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12:52 The press conference has ended.
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12:47 Prof. Gauci said the swab test results are only provided to the person who has taken the test and to no one else.
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12:41 The Superintendent of Public Health said that we need to adapt to this 'new lifestyle' until Malta and Gozo can be declared as coronavirus free.
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12:40 Prof. Gauci said that it is imperative that the public follows the measures announced by the authorities as in Malta and Gozo we do not want to experience the same situation Italy is facing.
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12:38 Out of all the COVID-19 cases, 3 patients have been admitted to the ITU.
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12:36 Local transmission cases;

A Maltese woman – a healthcare worker
A Maltese man part of a cluster of 3 persons,
2 Indians residing in Malta
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12:35 A Maltese man who lives abroad and has recently returned to Malta through a flight from France, is positive to coronavirus.
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12:35 A British man who lives in Malta also tested positive.
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12:34 A cluster of 3 people from the Philippines tested positive -linked to a person who returned to Malta from the Philippines who had also tested positive.
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12:33 The 72-year-old is in critical condition. Prof. Gauci said the man was in contact with a relative who tested positive to the virus.
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12:32 4 of the new cases were locally transmitted.
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12:31 In Malta, we now have 149 cases. One of the new coronavirus cases a patient had to be admitted to the ITU – a 72-year-old Maltese man.
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12:30 During a press conference in Gozo Health Minister Chris Fearne announced that 10 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed.
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12:28 The Superintendent of Public Health Prof. Charmaine Gauci will address a press conference to give the latest updated on coronavirus cases in Malta and Gozo.
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