UPDATED: Seven new cases of Covid-19 in Malta

Confirmation of seven new cases of Covid-19 in Malta, with the total number of infected persons now pushed up to 195.

This was announced by Superintendent of Public Health Charmaine Gauci during a media conference. Professor Gauci added that a total of 8,287 swab tests have been carried out to date.

The new cases include a 22-year-old Maltese woman who is related to a person who holidayed in Morocco. This family had already been quarantined.

Another case involves a 36-year-old Filipino national who had not been abroad and also had no contact with persons who had been abroad. The man had gone to work, but had very few colleagues, and there were also two persons who lived with him. All these persons have been quarantined.

The third case involves a 48-year-old Maltese national who has not travelled abroad. The man had gone to work when he had the symptoms and as a result, the authorities quarantined seven persons.

Another Maltese national, a 27-year-old man who did not travel abroad, had also gone to work, and as a result, four employees were quarantined.

A 59-year-old Maltese woman also tested positive. The woman had contact with two other family members who had already tested positive, and who were already all in quarantine.

Another Maltese woman, a 43-year-old, tested positive. The woman did not work, and contact tracing of her family was carried out.

Another case involves a 26-year-old Maltese woman who is a healthcare worker. The woman had been at her workplace, and the other staff members on her shift were quarantined, whilst patients are under observation for the manifestation of any symptoms.

Professor Gauci pointed out that as more time passes, it is becoming evident the symptoms can vary. Whilst many are suffering from respiratory symptoms, other symptoms like diarrhoea, vomiting, pain in the throat and loss of taste and smell are surfacing.

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Gepostet von Television Malta am Donnerstag, 2. April 2020

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