Patients infected by the coronavirus continued to recover in Malta as few more new cases were registered in the last 24 hours. The Superintendent of Public Health, Professor Charmaine Gauci confirmed that eight patients have successfully recovered from COVID-19 while four new cases were registered. The new cases are all foreigners; a 43-year-old Italian man who was in contact with a previously reported case and three migrants, two from Bangladesh and one from Sudan residing at the Ħal Far open centre.
The number of coronavirus cases reported in Malta is at 426. This means that 324 cases are still active. Two patients are still receiving treatment at the intensive care unit. 99 patients have recovered completely from the virus.
The Superintendent of Public Health said that despite the low number of new cases, the health authorities need to be sure about the rate of infection within the community. “The authorities are carrying out the test for coronavirus on people who die suddenly or without a clear cause of death after it was pointed out that in some countries, states have revised the official death toll,” said Gauci.
Prof. Gauci confirmed that the health authorities are working on a strategy about the lifting of the preventive measures . Referring to the situation in Japan, Prof. Gauci said that one needs to be cautious and it is very important that the public abide by the instructions to keep the number cases as low as possibile. She urged the public to cooperate so that the situation remains under control.