79-year-old man is 2nd person to die of COVID-19 in Malta.

The Ministry for Health announced that a second patient has died of coronavirus.

The man had tested positive for coronavirus on the 6th of April. The Health Ministry said the man had been receiving care at Karin Grech Hospital and suffered from several health complications.

299 cases have been confirmed in Malta with four patients receiving intensive treatment.

The ministry sent its condolences to the family and appealed to the people to follow the Health Department appeals to protect the most vulnerable in society.