Confirmation today of six new cases of Covid-19 in Malta. This has been announced by Superintendent of Public Health Charmaine Gauci during today’s press conference. The six new cases push up the total number to 299.
Professor Gauci stated that 993 swabs were carried out yesterday, resulting in these new cases, one of which is imported. A one-month-old baby who was in hospital is one of the six new cases.
The baby started with cough and shortage of breath symptoms on 7 April and resulted positive for Covid-19.
A 56-year-old male health worker also resulted positive, and contact tracing is presently underway among his colleagues. The Public Health Superintendent pointed out that this health worker did not have any contact with patients.
A 57-year-old woman resulted positive for the coronavirus following a routine test before she was admitted for an operation.
A 63-year-old pensioner also resulted positive for Covid-19 after he started exhibiting symptoms on 4 April. The man only had contact with members of his family.
A 47-year-old woman started showing symptoms on 6 April and resulted positive for the coronavirus. Likewise, in this case, the authorities are carrying out contact tracing with her family.
A 52-year-old man resulted positive after arriving in Malta from the UK on 2 April and starting to feel the symptoms on 5 April.
More details to follow. Meanwhile, you can follow the conference below:
Is-Superintendent għas-Saħħa tindirizza konferenza stampa dwar il-Covid-19
Gepostet von Television Malta am Mittwoch, 8. April 2020