The Superintendent for Public Health, Prof. Charmaine Gauci delivered the daily updates on COVID-19 cases confirmed in Malta and Gozo.
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Prof. Gauci said even though the numbers are relatively low people should avoid going out of their homes.
The Superintendent of Public Health said that only 1 patient positive to COVID-19 is being treated at the ITU.
Prof. Gauci said that Maltese authorities are also contributing on an international level when it comes to the sharing of data.
One of the persons who have recovered from COVID-19 is an 80-year-old – considered as high-risk.
If the test comes back negative it does not mean one cannot contract the virus explained Prof. Gauci
She also said that authorities are also preparing for the possibility of a 2nd wave of COVID-19
Prof Gauci said that the tests have remained the same, only the swabs have changed.
Prof. Gauci delivered a message in English as well to update the international community regarding the latest COVID-19 updates
Yesterday 726 swab tests were carried out
Prof. Gauci said that yesterday another 20 random swab tests were carried out and 3 were confirmed positive.
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
12 new cases confirmed:
She announced that 24 more have recovered from coronavirus which brings the total to 150.
Prof. Gauci is addressing the press conference.
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.
Until yesterday, we had 302 active cases.
Yesterday, Prof. Gauci announced that 4 people were confirmed positive to COVID-19 and 8 patients had recovered.
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