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Statistician Vincent Marmara says COVID-19 r-factor is down to 0.75%

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Statistician Vincent Marmara said in this week’s vlog for the Malta Independent that the reproduction factor for the COVID-19 virus has gone down to 0.75%.

This means that the virus is now statistically transmitted to one person or less from each infected person.

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52 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 90 recoveries

Dec 13 2020 Share

Malta has registered 52 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 2,659 swab tests, while 90 patients have recovered. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

From yesterday’s cases; 26 cases were family members of previously known cases, 19 cases were contacts of positive work colleagues, 14 cases were direct contacts with other positive cases, 4 cases were from social gatherings.

To date, Malta has registered 11,153 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 9,169 have recovered, 169 died and 1,815 are still active.

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Lil Wayne faces jail time after pleading guilty to gun charge

Dec 13 2020 Share

Lil Wayne pleaded guilty last Friday, to a gun charge from last December and now faces up to 10 years in prison, since he was already previously convicted of a felony.

While it’s very possible that he won’t get 10 years the trial is yet to unfold. Lil Wayne is currently out on $250,000 bail.

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Rich countries hoard vaccines while poor countries struggle

Dec 13 2020 Share

Rich countries have been hoarding vaccines in hopes of finding an end to the Coronavirus Pandemic in their country.

This extreme buying of vaccines leaves very little room for developing countries to be able to afford vaccines for their citizens.

Canada has booked enough vaccines to vaccinate Canadian citizens 5 or 6 times over while poor countries will only be able to vaccinate every 1 in 10 people by 2021.

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