The Malta Independent 22 October 2020, Thursday

Updated (2): Two more deaths from Coronavirus, total reaches 29

Friday, 25 September 2020, 09:38 Last update: about 26 days ago

Two more deaths from Coronavirus were announced today, although one of them occurred on Thursday.

A 78-year-old woman became the 28th Coronavirus victim in Malta, while a 90-year-old man was the 29th victim, the health ministry said in separate statements Friday.

The woman had tested positive on 11 August and later tested negative on 28 August and 9 September.

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She was admitted to the Mater Dei Emergency Department on Thursday and died soon afterwards.

As is the practice, a swab test was carried out and it resulted that she was positive to the virus.

The ministry said that the woman had other medical conditions.

It added that a contact tracing exercise is being carried out at Mount Carmel Hospital to test persons who had come in contact with her.

In a second statement, the ministry said an 90-year-old man had also died of the virus.

He had tested positive on 5 September, and was admitted to the Infectious Diseases Unit at Mater Dei Hospital.

He was transferred to St Thomas Hospital on 19 September, and sent back to Mater Dei Hospital on 23 September, where he died this morning.

He also had other medical conditions.

The ministry expressed its condolences to the families.

Two deaths had been announced earlier.

The other victims of the virus were as follows:

 

  1. Wednesday 8 April – Woman, 92, Gozo General Hospital
  2. Thursday 9 April – Man, 79, Karin Grech Hospital
  3. Saturday 11 April – Man, 84, Mater Dei Hospital
  4. Saturday 25 April – Woman, 96, Mater Dei Hospital
  5. Tuesday 5 May – Man, 81, Karin Grech Hospital
  6. Wednesday 13 May – Man, 53, Mater Dei Hospital
  7. Wednesday 27 May – Man, 97, Karin Grech Hospital
  8. Friday 29 May – Man, 56, Mater Dei Hospital
  9. Friday 29 May – Man, 68, Mater Dei Hospital
  10. Friday 21 August – Man, 72, Mater Dei Hospital
  11. Saturday 29 August – Woman, 86, Mater Dei Hospital
  12. Sunday 30 August – Man, 86, Mater Dei Hospital
  13. Tuesday 1 September – Man, 89, Mater Dei Hospital
  14. Saturday 5 September – Man, 85, Mater Dei Hospital
  15. Thursday 10 September – Man, 80, Mater Dei Hospital
  16. Monday 14 September – Woman, 86, Mater Dei Hospital
  17. Thursday 17 September – Woman, 91, Mater Dei Hospital
  18. Saturday 19 September – Woman, 71, Mater Dei Hospital
  19. Saturday 19 September – Woman, 86, Mater Dei Hospital
  20. Saturday 19 September – Man, 85, Mater Dei Hospital
  21. Sunday 20 September – Man, 86, St Joseph Home
  22. Monday, 21 September – Man, 98 Mater Dei Hospital
  23. Monday, 21 September – Man, 83, Mater Dei Hospital
  24. Tuesday 22 September – Man, 86, Mater Dei Hospital
  25. Wednesday 23 September – Man, 84, Mater Dei Hospital
  26. Thursday, 24 September – Man, 91, old people’s home
  27. Thursday, 24 September – Woman, 73, old people’s home

 

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