Watch: 12 new COVID-19 cases; Total of 150 recovered

The Superintendent for Public Health, Prof. Charmaine Gauci delivered the daily updates on COVID-19 cases confirmed in Malta and Gozo.

12:59 The press conference ends here. Thank you for following.
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12:58 Prof. Gauci said even though the numbers are relatively low people should avoid going out of their homes.
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12:57 The Superintendent of Public Health said that only 1 patient positive to COVID-19 is being treated at the ITU.
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12:55 Prof. Gauci said that Maltese authorities are also contributing on an international level when it comes to the sharing of data.
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12:52 One of the persons who have recovered from COVID-19 is an 80-year-old – considered as high-risk.
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12:47 If the test comes back negative it does not mean one cannot contract the virus explained Prof. Gauci
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12:46 She also said that authorities are also preparing for the possibility of a 2nd wave of COVID-19
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12:40 Prof Gauci said that the tests have remained the same, only the swabs have changed.
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12:39 Prof. Gauci delivered a message in English as well to update the international community regarding the latest COVID-19 updates
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12:38 Yesterday 726 swab tests were carried out
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12:36 Prof. Gauci said that yesterday another 20 random swab tests were carried out and 3 were confirmed positive.
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12:31 12 new cases confirmed:

A cluster of 3 people from the same family:
Maltese male aged 34
Maltese Male aged 32
Maltese woman aged 62

Another cluster of 2 people; 2 Maltese male

Maltese woman aged 27

Indian national aged 50

A man from Syria working and residing in Malta

Ethiopian male who lives in the community, not at the Hal Far Open Centre

3 cases from the Hal Far Open Centre
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12:31 She announced that 24 more have recovered from coronavirus which brings the total to 150.
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12:30 Prof. Gauci is addressing the press conference.
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12:28 The cases announced yesterday were a Maltese male aged 59 and 3 cases from the Hal Far Open Centre; A male from Marocco, from Somalia and from Sudan.
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12:27 Until yesterday, we had 302 active cases.
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12:26 Yesterday, Prof. Gauci announced that 4 people were confirmed positive to COVID-19 and 8 patients had recovered.
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12:25 The press conference addressed by the Superintendent for Public Health will soon commence.
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12:22 Good afternoon and welcome to this live blog
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