The Superintendent of Public Health, Professor Charmaine Gauci announced the latest updated on COVID-19 cases.
Earlier today, Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne announced on social media that another 38 people have recovered from coronavirus. This means that a total of 82 people have recovered from the virus since the first case was reported in Malta and Gozo back in March.
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Prof. Gauci reiterated her appeal to the public to stay home and stay.
Newsbook.com.mt asked Prof. Gauci if she confirms that the hotel where an employee was tested positive to COVID-19 is the same hotel in Gozo where the residents of Sant Anna home were to be transferred. Prof. Gauci confirmed.
She also explained that the hotel has been disinfected.
Prof. Gauci said that since at the Hal Far Open Centre more positive cases are being confirmed each day, authorities are constantly assessing the situation.
Regarding the 1-month-old baby who had tested positive to the virus a few days ago, Prof. Gauci said the baby is in a good health condition. Even the two patients at the ITU are stable.
Prof. Gauci is delivering a message in English. She is explaining the latest updates.
The study also includes the number of recovered coronavirus cases;
According to the data collected the northern harbour region has registered 142 cases.
According to the data collected so far, the majority of positive cases are males. This is a trend that is being reported also in other countries.
Prof. Gauci said that the graph shows that the cases are still on the increase.
Prof. Gauci is explaining the epidemiological report that has been published today
28-year-old man from Sri Lanka
22-year-old Maltese healthcare worker. She works at SVPR.
Maltese woman aged 46. Prof. Gauci said the woman was doing deliveries.
Man aged 38 from New Guinea
60-year-old Maltese man
Maltese woman aged 59
Maltese man aged 44
58-year-old man from UK. He was admitted to hospital due to unrelated COVID-19 health issues
Maltese woman who had originally tested negative
The last 4 cases; Imigrants residing at Hal Far Open Centre.
The new cases:
Prof. Gauci referred to the 38 patients who have recovered. This was announced earlier today by Health Minister Chris Fearne.
The number of swab tests 1022 and 13 cases were confirmed – Total of 412 cases
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The press briefing addressed by Prof. Charmaine Gauci will start at 12:30 pm
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