The Malta Independent 22 October 2020, Thursday

Second Covid-19 related death of the day as 83-year-old passes away

Monday, 21 September 2020, 14:52 Last update: about 30 days ago

An 83-year-old man has become the second Covid-19 related death of the day and Malta’s 23rd victim of the virus.

In a statement, the Health Ministry said that the man tested positive for Covid-19 on 16 September when he was admitted to Mater Dei Hospital.

The man continued to receive treatment at Mater Dei, where he passed away earlier today.

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The Ministry said that he had other medical conditions.

The man is the second person to die with Covid-19 in a day, after a 98-year-old man also died with the virus earlier on Monday.  It means that eight people have now died with the virus in seven days.

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

Monday 21 September - Man, 98, Mater Dei Hospital

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