The Malta Independent 19 September 2020, Saturday

16 new Coronavirus cases found in last 24 hours; 12 related to clusters or previous cases

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 12:37 Last update: about 3 months ago

16 new cases of Coronavirus have been found by health authorities in the last 24 hours.

Out of the 16, 12 are related to previously known cases of the virus or part of clusters.

Authorities said that five of today’s cases are related to the Santa Venera feast cluster – which has now grown to be the largest active cluster of the virus.

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A further two cases form part of a cluster from Paceville, authorities said. Another five cases are related to previously known cases.

The remaining four are sporadic cases.

With no recoveries, it means that there are currently 215 active cases of the virus.

1,502 swab tests were carried out by authorities in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of swabs up to 133,105.

Malta has had 890 cases of the virus since the first case on 7 March, out of which 666 have recovered and 9 have died.

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