Malta registered 84 new COVID-19 cases and 167 recoveries overnight, bringing the islands’ total number of active cases down to 1,853.
Yesterday evening, an 82-year old man passed away after testing positive for the virus, bringing Malta’s COVID-19 death toll up to 65.
Today’s numbers come after 3,044 swab tests were conducted. Rapid testing was introduced in Malta last week, contributing to a national increase in testing.
Since the first case of COVID-19 in Malta, a total of 349,150 swab tests have been conducted locally.
Malta has introduced several measures to curb virus transmission in the community. Masks have been made mandatory in public, groups have been limited to six, bars have been forced into a month lockdown, and restrictions have been placed on snack bars.
Today’s cases are still being investigated.