One-Month-old baby tests positive for COVID-19

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

At 12:30h, Prof Charmaine Gauci addressed the daily briefing on the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic in Malta.

Highlights from today’s press briefing;

  • 6 new cases confirmed
  • Total of 299 coronavirus cases
  • One-month-old baby amongst the new cases announced
  • One of the new cases was imported
  • 993 swab tests were carried out yesterday
13:05 This blog ends here. Thank you for following.
Amy Borg
13:01 There was one of the positive cases, a male, who works in a supermarket. He works in the stores department and did not have contact with any customers.
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13:00 During the press conference as a reply to one of the questions asked by journalists, in Malta, we have not reached the peak of COVID-19 cases.
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12:51 The Superintendent for Public Health said it is worrying that some people who have tested positive for the virus did not show any symptoms prior to testing.
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12:46 Prof. Gauci said that it is important that everyone continues to follow the instructions announced by the health authorities in order to keep the curve of the cases as low as possible.
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12:45 Prof. Gauci said that even though the number of new cases announced today when compared to the 52 cases announced yesterday is relatively low it does not mean that the cases will start to decrease.
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12:43 Contact tracing of the new cases is currently being carried out
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12:43 A one-month-old baby has tested positive to the virus
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12:42 One of the new cases was imported.

New cases; 3 Males, 2 Females and a baby.
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12:41 6 new cases were confirmed. Total 299 cases.
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12:38 Yesterday 993 swab tests were carried out
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12:34 On Tuesday:

Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne announced that in the past 24 hours 52 new coronavirus cases were confirmed.

This brought the total to 293 confirmed cases.

This was the largest number of COVID-19 cases confirmed since coronavirus hit Malta in March.
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12:32 The Superintendent of Public Health Prof. Charmaine Gauci will soon address the media to give updates on the coronavirus cases in Malta and Gozo.
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12:31 Good afternoon and welcome to this live blog.
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