On Friday 11 new cases of Coronavirus were registered, including the first case found in Gozo.
233 tests carried out yesterday, with 9 new cases, and 73 cases in total. One of the new cases, an elderly person who had remained quarantined, developed complications, and is now in the ITU at Mater Dei as his situation has become more challenging.
New cases: a woman whose relative reported being ill after returning from England. She reported symptoms on 19 March. She last reported attending university on 10 March. This is a controlled case. Household members are being tested.
A Somali person who works in Malta, 44 years, who flew to Brussels between 15-18 March, and reported fever and chest pain. He reported to Mater Dei yesterday after being in self-quarantine since he came to Malta.
A foreign national in Malta, 41, who was not in contact with people living abroad. There is no clear indication of how this local transmission has occurred. Contact tracing of workmates is ongoing.
Maltese national, 55, with no travel history and no symptomatic contacts, reported symptoms 14 March with fever and muscle pain. He worked on 13 March, a day before symptoms emerged. Contact tracing ongoing.
25-year-old Maltese woman who returned from the UK to Malta. Went into self-quarantine on her own in an apartment. Contact-tracing of those on the flight home is underway.
Maltese migrant to Australia who went into self-quarantine after travelling here from London also reported fever. Households members are under quarantine.
Maltese woman, 49, who had contact with another person already positive with coronavirus contracted through travel. She reported symptoms on 19 March; two household members live with her. A school worker, she last worked there on 2 March. No risk of contagion for those who worked with her.
An Indian national, 30, residing in Malta; unemployed, no travel history: he was in contact with a travel-related case.
Prof. Charmaine Gauci is seeking people who visited the Balzan Pharmacy on a particular date to carry out self-isolation.
Gauci also urged people to adhere to public health authorities’ appeals to avoid congregating in large groups.
“Some are still going to places where many people congregate. It is each and every one of us who has the responsibility to not congregate anywhere, since there is now local transmission and it is easy to catch the virus. Meeting en masse means putting yourself, your family and the whole nation at risk,” she said.