One person has recovered today, an elderly man who had originally been admitted to the ITU and the only patient in Malta that so far required the use of a ventilator.
1,241 tests were carried out in the past 24 hours, resulting in three new positive cases, taking the country’s total to 506. All three cases are related to previously identified clusters, two of them healthcare workers related to the case identified at the ENT ward in Mater Dei.
Prof Gauci announced that all migrants that are currently on boats off the Maltese shores have all resulted negative.
Malta has exceeded the 500-case mark in it its coronavirus count after seven new cases were identified yesterday. For the first time in weeks, the number of active cases (64) has increased again, with only one person recovering. One person is now requiring intensive care. 43,397 swab tests have been carried out so far.
Prime Minister Robert Abela yesterday said that those who have recovered from Covid-19 and can donate blood are being approached to donate blood since, potentially, this can be of help for those seriously infected with Covid-19. Between Saturday and Sunday past, 189 persons visited the National Blood Transfusion Centre.
More fines dished out
23 persons were each fined €100 during the continuous rounds Police and Environmental Health Officers are conducting to ensure that no gatherings in public places involving more than 4 persons take place, as per the legal notice issued by Government. In the meantime, a person was found breaching obligatory quarantine during the 344 inspections carried out in the last 24 hours.