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52 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 101 recoveries

 - COVID-19 - Dec 19 SHARE ON:
67 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 323 recoveries

Malta has registered 52 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 2,612 swab tests, while 101 patients have recovered. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

From yesterday’s cases; 20 cases were family members of previously known cases 13 cases were contact of positive work colleagues, 7 cases were direct contacts with other positive cases and 3 cases were from social gatherings with other positive cases.

To date, Malta has registered 11,621 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 9,881 have recovered, 187 died and 1,553 are still active.

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Hospital health workers will be the first to be vaccinated

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Hospital health workers will be the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccination upon its arrival to Malta, as confirmed by the health authorities.

Vaccines will be given on a staggered basis, not one department at a time, so that if any side effects occur, the department would not collapse completely. The same approach would be taken for elderly homes, those second-in-line for the vaccine.

Malta’s approach to administration of the COVID-19 is similar to that being taken in the United States, rather than the approach taken by the United Kingdom.

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United for Istrina: sports for a good cause

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On Friday, Malta Daily visited the National Sports School in Pembroke to take a look at the charitable efforts of local politicians in order to raise funds for Istrina.

Organised by Nationalist Party Whip and the Opposition’s speaker for Sport Robert Cutajar, the event welcomed mayors and members of parliament from all ends of the political spectrum as well as local futsal and netball players.

Opposition leader Bernard Grech was also in attendance with the event held under the patronage of the Wife of the President, Mrs. Miriam Vella.

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Malta has one of the lowest COVID-19 positivity rates in Europe

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This morning, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health Dr. Chris Fearne took to Twitter to share an infographic which illustrates Malta as having one of the lowest COVID-19 positivity rates in Europe.

Posted by Chris Fearne on Friday, 18 December 2020

The data, published by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control gives Malta a ‘green’ rating with a positivity rate of less than 4%.

Dr. Fearne finished his tweet with a reminder to the public to be cautious and vigilant during the holiday season, signing off with a #KeepSafeForChristmas.

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