Two men succumb to Covid-19

Updated 08:55 AM
ANZJANI

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The health authorities have reported the deaths of two men who have tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday, bringing the total number of lives claimed by the pandemic in Malta up to 52.

They had first reported the death of an 82-year-old man who had been admitted to Mater Dei Hospital on 30 September. Though he had showed symptoms associated with the coronavirus, he had tested negative on multiple occasions. However, he was also swabbed post-mortem, with this test resulting positive.

The death of a 75-year-old man was reported in the afternoon. The man had tested positive for Covid-19 on 23 October and was admitted to Mater Dei Hospital earlier today, where he ultimately succumbed to the disease.

In both cases, the health authorities highlighted that the patients had chronic health conditions.

Whilst offering its condolences to their loved ones, the ministry appealed to the public to continue following the recommendations of the health authorities, including social distancing, the wearing of facemasks and regular hand-washing.

On Saturday, a 77-year-old man who had tested positive for coronavirus was reported to have died overnight.

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