84-year-old man be­comes 25th COVID-19 vic­tim

Malta Independent - - News -

An 84-year-old man be­came the 25th per­son to die with COVID19, the Health Min­istry said in a state­ment on Wed­nes­day.

This was the fifth con­sec­u­tive day when a death of a per­son with COVID-19 was re­ported.

The man was con­firmed pos­i­tive for COVID-19 on 18 Septem­ber, and was ad­mit­ted to the In­ten­sive Ther­apy Unit at Mater Dei Hos­pi­tal on that same day.

He re­mained re­ceiv­ing treat­ment in the ITU un­til he passed away late on Tues­day night, the Min­istry said.

The Min­istry said that the man was suf­fer­ing from other med­i­cal con­di­tions. The Min­istry sent its con­do­lences to the fam­ily of the vic­tims, and ap­pealed to the pub­lic to con­tinue to fol­low the Health Depart­ment’s ap­peals, es­pe­cially re­lat­ing to hand hy­giene, so­cial dis­tanc­ing, and the us­age of face-masks.

Mean­while, 42 new cases of COVID-19 were an­nounced yes­ter­day by the health au­thor­i­ties in their daily up­date.

60 peo­ple re­port­edly re­cov­ered from the virus.

Malta cur­rently has 658 ac­tive cases of the virus.

A total of 2,444 swab tests were car­ried out be­tween Tues­day and Wed­nes­day, tak­ing the total num­ber of swab tests so far up to 238,084.

Au­thor­i­ties said that yes­ter­day’s an­nounced cases are still be­ing in­ves­ti­gated, but gave de­tails about the cases re­ported on Tues­day.

Out of the 38 re­ported on Tues­day; 11 were fam­ily mem­bers of pre­vi­ously known cases, 5 were work col­leagues of pre­vi­ously known cases, 3 were di­rect con­tacts of other pos­i­tive cases, 2 were from the St. Joseph’s Home clus­ter, another 2 were from the Casa An­to­nia clus­ter, one was an im­ported cases, and another was from a so­cial gath­er­ing with other pos­i­tive cases.

Malta has had a total of 2,856 cases of the virus so far. Out of those, 2,173 have re­cov­ered and 25 have died.

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