The health authorities in Malta confirmed that more patients are recovering from the coronavirus. Addressing the daily media brief, the Superintendent of Public Health, Professor Chairmaine Gauci said that in the last 24 hours, nine patients who have recovered completely, bringing the total to 91 patients.
Professor Gauci added that 10 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed, bringing the total number to 422, out of which 330 are active cases. From the new cases, six are foreigners coming from Colombia, Nepal, the United Kingdom and the other foreigners are Sudanese migrants residing at Hal Far open centre. The rest are Maltese; one of cases is travel related and another one concerns a health worker who was in contact with a patient.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister for Health Chris Fearne in a television interview said that the local authorties may start lifting some of the preventive measures in the coming weeks; but this only depends if the general public collaborate with the health authorities and Malta continue to register less positive COVID-19 cases. During the press briefing, the Superintendent of Public Health did not refer to any particular measures that the authorties may lift, once the rate of infected cases reaches its lower levels.