Man becomes latest victim to succumb to Covid-19

Photo by: Mater Dei

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A 67-year-old man became the latest coronavirus-related death to be registered in Malta amid a surge in cases.

To date, the pandemic has claimed 42 lives with over half of the deaths being registered in the last four weeks.

The man who tested positive on 1 October after he was admitted to Mater Dei Hospital on 28 September.

On Friday, Superintendent of Public Health Professor Charmaine Gauci revealed that there were nine patients receiving intensive care at Mater Dei Hospital and breathing through assisted ventilation. One of the patients is aged between 35-39, two are aged between 55-59, three patients are aged between 65-69 and three people are aged between 70-75.

It is not known whether more patients have been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit following a surge in cases.

Malta registered its second and third highest daily tally on Saturday and Sunday respectively after detecting 100 and 95 cases respectively.

While offering its condolences, the health ministry reminded the public to continue observing social distancing rules, practice frequent hand hygiene and make use of masks. On Friday, Prof. Gauci urged the public to wear a mask when leaving home.

If you want to be the first to receive the latest news on the coronavirus in Malta, download the Newsbook APP here.