Malta has found a total of 362 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours, the most ever found in a single day.
This means active cases have risen to 3,128.
There were 230 new recoveries from the virus in Malta during the same time period. Four deaths related to COVID-19 also occurred, with two males and two females – ages ranging from 64 to 76 – dying Mater Dei.
4,146 swabs were undertaken over the last 24 hours, one of the highest amounts of swabs seen in Malta so far.
Over 30,000 people have now received the second dose of the vaccine.
The numbers were announced alongside a set of new COVID-19 mitigation measures aimed at curbing the spread of the virus in a press conference featuring Prime Minister Robert Abela, Health Minister Chris Fearne and Superintendent of Public Health Charmaine Gauci.
Malta has experienced several days of rising COVID-19 cases, including daily infection numbers reaching new records on numerous consecutive days.
Recently, Prime Minister Robert Abela came out against “draconian measures” such as a full lockdown, instead saying the government had plans to tighten current measures.