The Malta Independent 24 September 2020, Thursday

53 new cases of Covid-19 registered overnight, along with 18 new recoveries

Monday, 14 September 2020, 12:35 Last update: about 9 days ago

53 new cases of Covid-19 were registered in the last 24 hours, while 18 new recoveries were also found in the same period, health authorities said on Monday.

This means that the number of active cases of Covid-19 in Malta has risen again, this time to 499.

1,736 swab tests were carried out in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of swab tests up to 217,026.

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Authorities said that today’s cases are still being investigated, but gave details about the record-high number of cases reported yesterday.

Out of the 78 reported, it was already known that 24 were from a cluster at the St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly in Fgura.  Besides those, another 16 have been traced to family members of known cases, two were work colleagues of known cases, two were direct contacts of known cases, two were imported cases, and another two were from a body-building competition cluster.  A further two cases are from other homes of the elderly.

The new numbers mean that Malta has now had 2,405 cases of Covid-19 since the first case on 7 March. 1,890 of those have recovered, while 16 have died, with the latest death being announced on Monday morning.  

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