Two new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Malta between yesterday and today after 1,113 swab tests had been carried out.
Public Health Superintendent Charmaine Gauci stated that between yesterday and today another eight persons have been declared as recovered.
The total number of persons who have tested positive to date for Covid-19 now stands at 622, of which 51 are still active.
Professor Gauci gave details of cases which have tested positive since Friday.
Two foreign nationals tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday – one of them a 77-year-old Englishman who was a patient at Karin Grech Hospital. The man developed a fever on 29 May, and an investigation is in progress about this case. The second case involves a Pakistani male who lives in Malta, and who returned to Malta on a repatriation flight on 27 May. Professor Gauci added that the man had already been in quarantine.
There were no new cases on Saturday, and only one case came to light on Sunday. This involved a 23-year-old woman who developed a fever on 31 May, as well as a headache and muscle pains. Professor Grech explained this woman was not working.
The Public Health Superintendent stated a woman of Indian nationality, one of a group of carers at Karin Grech who were in quarantine, tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday.
Professor Gauci added that the other two new cases in the past 24 hours are the wife and 14-month-old daughter of the Pakistani national who tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday. The Superintendent explained that they had arrived in Malta on 19 May and transited through Frankfurt, but they showed symptoms after the man joined them at the beginning of June. Professor Gauci added it was probable they got infected with the virus from the man.
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Gepostet von Television Malta am Mittwoch, 3. Juni 2020