The Health Ministry announced that only 25 cases of Covid-19 have been identified over the past 24 hours. These figures resulted after 2,112 swab tests were carried out.
The Health Ministry also announced another 35 recoveries between yesterday and today, which means there are now 465 active cases.
During this 24-hour period, a 67-year-old man died when positive with Covid-19. In total, since the start of the pandemic, there have been 413 deaths of persons who were positive with the coronavirus.
Regarding the national vaccination programme, over 99,574 persons have received both doses of the vaccine.
In total, 311,559 doses of the vaccine had been administered up to yesterday.
Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne announced during the media conference that by today one half of the Maltese population will have been given the first dose of the vaccine. Dr Fearne added that this figure places Malta in the lead in all of Europe. Dr Fearne further stated that persons aged 60 and over and who have not been given an appointment are to register with the health authorities.
Minister Fearne stated that the number of patients in hospitals has gone down considerably, explaining that there are no patients at the Good Samaritan facility. There are 35 patients with Covid-19 at Mater Dei. Dr Fearne explained that there are three patients with Covid-19 in the ITU, and another four who have recovered from the virus but are still receiving treatment.
By today, half of Maltese adults received first dose of vaccine
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