The Malta Independent 4 December 2020, Friday

98-year-old man becomes 22nd person to die with Covid-19

Monday, 21 September 2020, 09:54 Last update: about 3 months ago

A 98-year-old man is the 22nd person to die with Covid-19, with the Health Ministry announcing his passing on Monday morning.

The Ministry said that the man tested positive for Covid-19 on 6 September, when he was taken to hospital from a home for the elderly.

The man continued to receive treatment at Mater Dei Hospital until his death earlier today.

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The Ministry said that the man had other medical conditions.

The man is the oldest out of Malta’s 22 Covid-19 related deaths, and is the seventh person to die with the virus in the space of a week.

The Ministry sent its condolences to the family of the victims, and appealed to the public to continue to follow the Health Department’s appeals, especially on hand hygiene, social distancing, and the usage of face-masks.

Malta's previous deaths from the virus are listed below:

Wednesday 8 April - Woman, 92, Gozo General Hospital

Thursday 9 April - Man, 79, Karin Grech Hospital

Saturday 11 April - Man, 84, Mater Dei Hospital

Saturday 25 April - Woman, 96, Mater Dei Hospital

Tuesday 5 May - Man, 81, Karin Grech Hospital

Wednesday 13 May - Man, 53, Mater Dei Hospital

Wednesday 27 May - Man, 97, Karin Grech Hospital

Friday 29 May - Man, 56, Mater Dei Hospital

Friday 29 May - Man, 68, Mater Dei Hospital

Friday 21 August - Man, 72, Mater Dei Hospital

Saturday 29 August - Woman, 86, Mater Dei Hospital

Sunday 30 August - Man, 86, Mater Dei Hospital

Tuesday 1 September - Man, 89, Mater Dei Hospital

Saturday 5 September - Man, 85, Mater Dei Hospital

Thursday 10 September - Man, 80, Mater Dei Hospital

Monday 14 September - Woman, 86, Mater Dei Hospital

Friday 18 September - Woman, 91, Mater Dei Hospital

Saturday 19 September - Man, 85, Mater Dei Hospital

Saturday 19 September - Woman, 72, Mater Dei Hospital

Saturday 19 September - Woman, 86, Mater Dei Hospital

Sunday 20 September - Man, 86, St. Joseph's Home, Fgura

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