Malta’s active COVID-19 cases have continued to drop after 88 new patients and 137 new recoveries were recorded over the last 24 hours.
The number of active COVID-19 cases is now at 1,493. Total recoveries is now at 10,115.
Four more people have died due to COVID-19, bringing the number of fatalities up to 194.
Malta suspended all flights to and from the United Kingdom, following concerns over a new strain of a COVID-19.
The new variant is believed to 70% more transmissible than other existing strains. However, scientists believe it is not more fatal and vaccines will still remain effective.
The new variant has spread to every region of England, as well as parts of Scotland and Wales. It has been seen in some European countries and even as far away as South Africa and Australia.
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