150 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 101 recoveries

67 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 323 recoveries
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Malta has registered 150 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 3,035 swab tests, while 101 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 streamed on saħħa.

To date, Malta has registered 7,796 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 5,580 have recovered, 92 died and 2,124 are still active.


John Lewis ‘give a little love’ in their emotional Christmas advert

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John Lewis have done it again as they release their latest Christmas advert which features a hedgehog, snowmen, balloons and a group of hip-hop pigeons.

The retailers are world-renowned for heart-warming Christmas segments and this year is no less with a pandemic-sensitive advert highlighting the gift of kindness and the power of charity rather than presents.

The group commissioned eight different animators to contribute to the stagnated creative community which has crumbled under COVID-19.

Watch the ad here:


Death toll up to 90 following news of two COVID-19 deaths

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The Health Authorities have announced the death of two elderly patients who had tested positive for COVID-19.

The first case was an 82-year-old man who died in his private home on the 8th of November and tested positive for COVID-19 after his death.

The second case is a 78-year-old man who died in hospital and also tested positive for COVID-19 after his death.

Malta’s death toll currently stands at 90 with 2,079 active cases.


Malta could undergo nationwide rapid testing

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The Health Department stated that it does not rule out nationwide rapid testing for COVID-19 and that it is currently investigating the results of the same mechanism in Slovakia.

Slovakia was the first country to test its entire population of 5.6 million people with rapid antigen tests, with approximately one percent of subjects testing positive ahead of its second round of testing. 

Adopting this system for Malta would mean that health workers would be able to identify carriers better, making them more able to further mitigate the spread of the virus.