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Covid-19: 121 new cases, another 105 recoveries and two elderly persons die after being positive with the virus

Professor Charmaine Gauci confirmed during today’s media conference that 121 new cases of Covid-19 have been identified in Malta after 3,377 swab tests were carried out, and another 105 persons have recovered from the virus.

The Superintendent also confirmed that an 87-year-old woman died yesterday at Mater Dei hospital after being positive with Covid-19, whilst a 75-year-old woman died this morning, pushing up to 16 the number of persons who died this week when positive with the virus.

Professor Gauci further stated that 42 patients who are positive with Covid-19 are presently undergoing treatment at Mater Dei, another 13 patients are in ITU, 13 patients are in IDU, 20 patients are in Boffa Hospital and another 22 patients are in St Thomas Hospital. 15 patients are receiving treatment at the Gozo General Hospital, two of them in ITU, and 77 persons are being treated at the Good Samaritan Home for the Elderly, whilst one person who is positive is at Mount Carmel hospital.

Professor Gauci appealed to farmers and herdsmen who are in quarantine to speak to the authorities concerned so that arrangements can be made for other persons to feed their animals instead.

The R factor was recently below 2, with Professor Gauci reiterating that the figure should be kept as low as possible in order to reduce the spread.

Seven cases are still active among migrants.

You can follow the media conference here: