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121 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 55 recoveries

 - COVID-19 - Oct 23 SHARE ON:

Malta has registered 121 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 2,685 swab tests, while 55 patients have recovered. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

Details on new active cases will be given by Prof. Charmaine Gauci during a press briefing at 12:30 which will be streamed on saħħa.

To date, Malta has registered 5,258 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 3,439 have recovered, 49 died and 1,770 are still active.

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World Cup 2022 qualifying draws set for December 7th

 - Sports - Oct 23 SHARE ON:

The qualification draws for the European section of the 2022 World Cup have been announced. 

FIFA have revealed that the draw will be held in Zurich on the 7th of December via a virtual event where 10 groups will be drawn.

The qualifiers will take place in 2021, between March and November.

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Urgent call for O Negative Blood

 - Health & Fitness - Oct 23 SHARE ON:

O Negative Blood is needed urgently as stocks are critically low. 

Saħħa and the National Blood Transfusion Service appeal to anyone with O Negative Blood to donate at the Gwardamanga blood Donation Centre which is open daily from 8am until 6pm including Sundays and Public Holidays.

Helplines are available at 80074313 and 79307307 or email at [email protected]

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Malta has the second-highest COVID-19 testing rate in Europe

 - COVID-19 - Oct 23 SHARE ON:

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has compiled and published data which illustrates COVID-19 testing rates per 100,000 people.

In this data, Malta’s rate stands at the second highest with 3,335.97 tests per 100,000 people, placing only second to Luxembourg’s 6,452.58 testing rate. 

Since the beginning of the pandemic, health authorities have carried out 308,790 swab tests, with rapid tests to be introduced from October 28.

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