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Live Update: Covid-19 Bulletin Malta – Thursday 21st May 2020

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Fifteen new cases were identified in the past 24 hours, resulting from 1358 swab tests. The Ministry of Health announced three further recoveries, meaning that the number of active cases now stands at 15.

The country stands at one case short of reaching its 600.

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Portals LovinMalta.com and Newsbook.com.mt have reached out to the Ministry of Health after rumours spread like wildfire this morning that Prof Charmaine Gauci had resigned. The Ministry has denied these rumours saying there was no truth in them.

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Among all European Union countries, Malta has the lowest rate of deaths or of persons who are in a critical state after being infected with Covid-19.

Data published by the Department of Information shows that those who died or are still in a serious condition in Malta is 1.3% of all those found positive, when the European Union average is 11.3%. After Malta there is Slovakia (2.1%) and Latvia (2.4%).
With 17%, Belgium has the highest death rate or that of persons who are using a ventilator.

15 new cases were identified yesterday, taking the tally to 584. There are currently 113 active cases in Malta. Five more persons have recovered during this time frame, taking this particular total to 465.

Of the 26 cases registered between Monday and Tuesday,  10 had displayed symptoms. These include a couple of two-year old children. The cases also include a Gozitan healthcare worker who works at the General Hospital in Gozo.

Among the other cases, five were identified through contact tracing after being in contact with previously-identified patients.

No fines were dished out during the past 24 hours.

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