329 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 259 recoveries

67 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 323 recoveries
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Malta has registered 329 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 3,779 swab tests, while 259 patients have recovered. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

As of Thursday 11th March 2021, 113,258 vaccine doses were administered of which 37,182 were 2nd doses.

To date, Malta has registered 25,969 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 22,435 have recovered, 346 died and 3,188 are still active.


Sixth ITU opened as hospital staff continue to struggle with COVID-19 case load

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Six intensive therapy units around Malta and Gozo are currently open as medical workers continue to withstand the struggle of increasing COVID-19 cases in Malta.

Four of the six units are COVID-19 segments as Malta is currently under what is being called a ‘quasi-lockdown’ with the government closing schools, restaurants, gyms, cinemas, non-essential shops and many other facilities.

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The health authorities have stated that the recent surge in cases can be credited to the UK COVID-19 variant, with 61% of new cases being from this more-infectious variant.


Maltese photographer captures an empty Valletta, one year after lockdown

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As sombre as it may seem, the empty streets of Valletta have never looked so gorgeous.

Maltese photographer Emma Tranter took to the streets of our capital city to capture its barren avenues after the tight restrictions announced this week and a year after Malta’s imposed lockdown.

This time last year, I shot the first night following the announcement of lockdown. Yesterday, a year later, I shot the…

Posted by E.Tranter Photography on Friday, 12 March 2021

Feast your eyes on the delicate beauty of the Maltese capital, and don’t forget to show love to the creator behind the lens.


Concerns over AstraZeneca vaccine dismissed by health authorities

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The Maltese Health Authorities have dismissed any concerns regarding the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine batch which under investigation in multiple countries due to a potential link to blood clots.

It was reported that the batch concerned, ABV5300, was used a number of weeks ago and while the authorities will continue to closely monitor the situation, no doses remain and no reports were received.

The batch of AstraZeneca jabs is currently under investigation by six EU countries after reports of blood clot cases amongst those vaccinated, albeit lacking a definite link between the vaccine and blood clots.