For the second time this week, the number of recoveries from the virus during a 24-hour period has exceeded the number of new infections.
The health authorities have announced that 31 new cases of Covid-19 have been identified in Malta after 2,545 swab tests were carried out.
The health authorities also stated that another 70 persons have been declared as recovered, bringing up to 2,261 the total number of persons in Malta who have recovered from Covid-19.
Out of a total of 2,929 confirmed cases in Malta since the start of the pandemic, 639 cases are presently still active.
The health authorities said the latest cases are still being investigated.
Meanwhile, Public Health Superintendent Professor Charmaine Gauci is presently giving a breakdown of cases which have tested positive in recent days.
Professor Gauci mentioned that six persons are presently in the infectious diseases section at Mater Dei Hospital, eight persons are in other wards set up for Covid-19 at Mater Dei, and four other persons are in intensive care, with Professor Gauci stating they are not in stable condition.
Twelve other persons are at Boffa Hospital, four persons are being kept at St Thomas Hospital, and another three persons are at Mount Carmel Hospital.
Professor Gauci added that new cases at homes for the elderly have gone down, and after the peak was reached, the numbers are again declining. The Superintendent added of today’s 31 new cases, only two resulted positive from Dar San Ġużepp in Fgura.
Professor Gauci stated that the average number of cases in the past week dropped when compared to the previous week, but reminded that the situation can change, particularly when influenza kicks in. Professor Gauci also pointed out that during the past week the group with the highest number of increases was that related to family members who had already had someone who had tested positive.
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