The most worrying week for COVID-19 statistics in Malta continued today, with 111 new cases and 52 recoveries being registered overnight.
This means the island’s current active cases of the virus now stand at 940, the highest it’s ever been since the very beginning of the virus’ arrival in Malta back in March.
Today’s 111 new cases break yet another record – Malta’s largest single-day rise in cases ever. This record was previously broken less than a month ago, on 16th September, when 106 new cases were registered. On that day, Malta’s active cases stood at 591, worryingly close to half of what they are today.
Details on the cases discovered in the last 24 hours are still being investigated, but yesterday’s 93 cases include 30 people from family members of previously known cases, six contacts of positive work colleagues and one from Paceville cluster.
A total of 2,761 swab tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, up from the previous day’s 2,257.
Malta is currently in the midst of a record-breaking COVID-19 spike, with worrying national milestones being broken on a practically daily basis.
The last six days have seen particularly grim numbers being recorded, with 100 new cases recorded on Saturday, only to be followed up with 95 and 93 cases on Sunday and yesterday respectively. This has significantly pushed up the average daily number of cases in Malta, which now stands at 90.
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