The Malta Independent 18 May 2021, Tuesday

20 new local Coronavirus cases found in last 24 hours; nine related to clusters, previous cases

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 12:50 Last update: about 11 months ago

20 new local cases of Coronavirus cases were found by health authorities in the last 24 hours.

Five out of the cases are from a cluster in Paceville, while four are related to previously known cases. 

The remaining 11 are sporadic cases.

The majority of the sporadic cases did not have contact with people while they were symptomatic, authorities said.

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The number of new cases does not include 16 positive cases of migrants reported yesterday. Three out of the 16 cases are from 78 migrants who disembarked in Malta on Tuesday, and 13 are from previous disembarkations.

Two new recoveries were also registered in the last 24 hours.

The total number of active cases in Malta now stands at 249, over 100 of which are migrants who have no bearing on the local transmission of the virus.

1,839 swab tests were carried out in the last 24 hours – a record high number. The total number of swabs carried out now stands at 134,944.

The total number of cases since 7 March now stands at 926, out of which 668 have recovered and 9 have died.

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