The Malta Independent 26 June 2022, Sunday

High numbers persist as 523 new Covid-19 cases are reported and one patient dies

Wednesday, 22 June 2022, 12:14 Last update: about 4 days ago

High Covid-19 case numbers continued, as health authorities said that there were 523 new cases of the virus found on Wednesday.

Furthermore, one person has died while positive for the virus.

98 recoveries from the virus were reported, taking the number of active cases up to 3,719.

It’s the first time since 5 May this year that the number of active cases has exceeded the 3,000 mark. Malta had 3,158 active cases back then.

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1,892 swab tests were carried out in the last 24 hours, equating to a positivity rate of 27.6%.

The Health Ministry has, since the day after the 2022 general election at the end of March, stopped publishing daily bulletins on social media which show details about the pandemic in Malta.

Data is still being published by the Health Ministry’s COVID-19 Public Health Response Team on an open source database on the platform GitHub, although certain details such as the number of positive Covid-19 cases in hospital and the details about people who had died are not included in the dataset.

Malta has had 99,116 cases of the virus. 94,265 of those have recovered, while 736 have died.

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