There are 19 new cases of COVID-19 in Malta, Superintendent of Public Health Charmaine Gauci has confirmed.
The total cases of coronavirus in Malta have now reached 188. In the previous two days, there have been 32 new cases. 13 new cases were announced yesterday.
Fourteen of the new cases were locally transmitted. 627 tests were conducted yesterday.
Gauci stressed that Malta was just at the start of the outbreak, heading warnings that the number will continue to grow over the next few weeks.
One person remains in critical condition and is using a ventilator.
Two people have officially recovered while the majority are isolating at home. The rest of the patients are receiving treatment at Mater Dei and St Thomas Hospital where they are being treated through pain relief medication like paracetamol.
Doctors are continuously monitoring the situation of the patients who are isolating at home.
If you believe you are suffering from the coronavirus, follow the following guidelines:
Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people, as you would with the flu.
Do not go to Mater Dei, the emergency department, health centres, private clinics, or pharmacies. Stay home and call the public health authority’s helpline 111.
If you are returning from any country, do not break self-quarantine rules or you will be subject to a €10,000 fine.
Public gatherings of more than three persons are also no longer allowed, with the police now able to dish out a €100 fine.
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