Watch: As 10 new COVID-19 cases are confirmed, 9 more patients recover

The Superintendent of Public Health, Professor Charmaine Gauci to give the latest updates on COVID-19 cases.

On Thursday a total of 13 new coronavirus cases were confirmed. Also, Prof. Gauci said that an epidemiological report has been published. The study includes data on the number of active and also the recovered coronavirus cases;

  • Active: 317
  • Recovered: 82
  • Deceased: 3
  • Total: 402
13:02 Thank you for following.
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13:01 The press conference ends here.
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12:55 Prog. Gauci reiterated her appeal to the public to protect the most vulnerable.
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12:48 Regarding the epidemiological study published on Thursday, Prof. Gauci said that the localities marked with the number of COVID-19 cases show the locality where the patients live and not where they contracted the virus.
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12:46 Gauci is giving an explanation on when swab tests are carried out during the day. She said that the labs at Mater Dei are operating on 24 hours 7 days a week in order to provide the results in the shortest possible time.
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12:44 The Superintendent of Public Health said that a total of 34 positive cases were till to-date confirmed at the Hal Far open centre, including the 3 new cases announced today.
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12:43 The 3 new cases at the Hal Far open centre are all males from Sudan.
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12:42 Prof. Gauci also explained that on Thursday authorities have carried out 20 swab tests at the Hal Far Open Centre out of which 3 have resulted positive.
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12:41 Prof. Gauci is delivering a message in English aimed at the international community residing in Malta.
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12:40 The total of COVID-19 cases registered in Malta and Gozo has now reached 422 out of which a total of 91 have recovered.
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12:40 Prof. Gauci also said that 9 other patients have recovered from coronavirus.
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12:39 A total of 1090 swab tests were carried out in the past 24 hours
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12:36 The new cases:

31-year-old female. The case is travel-related
A man from Colombia aged 36
35-year-old British national residing in Malta
29-year-old Nepalese male (Part of a cluster of 3 people)
Maltese national aged 61
24-year-old Maltese male
Maltese female aged 29. She works as a carer and was in contact with a patient
3 cases confirmed at the Hal Far open centre
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12:35 10 new cases have been confirmed
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12:35 Prof. Gauci entered the room.
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12:20 Good afternoon and welcome to this live blog
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