A 72-year-old man has died, becoming the 10th patient in Malta with COVID-19 to die since the start of the pandemic.
The man had previous medical conditions apart from COVID-19. He was confirmed positive on August 14th.
He was being treated at St Thomas Hospital and was later transferred to Mater Dei.
The last COVID-19 patient to succumb to the virus was a 68-year-old man who passed away 84 days ago on May 29th.
Malta has a total of 699 active COVID-19 cases, the highest its ever been.
A record amount of 3,030 swabs were carried out yesterday.