The Malta Independent 5 August 2021, Thursday

217 Covid-19 cases found as active cases soar over 2,000 mark

Tuesday, 20 July 2021, 12:37 Last update: about 15 days ago

217 new cases of Covid-19 were reported by health authorities on Tuesday – a tally which sees the number of active cases soar over the 2,000 case mark.

Just three people were reported as having recovered and no new deaths were reported in the past 24 hours.

This means that the number of active cases currently stands at 2,177.

The number of Covid-19 patients receiving treatment at Mater Dei Hospital has remained at 18, with one person still receiving treatment in ITU.

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Out of the 146 cases reported on Monday, authorities said that 97 of these were between 10 and 39 years of age, with the average age being 28.

4,091 swab tests were done on Monday, taking the total number of swab tests up to 1,049,318 so far.

Meanwhile, up until Monday 728,106 doses of the vaccine had been administered. 386,328 of those were first doses, while 359,042 people are now fully vaccinated.

Malta has had 32,883 cases of the virus so far. 30,236 of those have recovered, while 420 have died.

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