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#CORONAVIRUSMALTA: 14/05 14 new coronavirus cases in Malta

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The number of new COVID-19 cases jumped on Thursday, with 14 being reported, the sharpest increase in a month.

The number of new cases had been in single digits since April 21, when 12 cases were reported, and Thursday’s increase is the sharpest since 20 cases were reported on April 11. 

13 cases were reported on April 16.

The Superintendent of public health, Charmaine Gauci announced the new cases in her daily press briefing on the COVID-19 coronavirus situation in Malta.

She confirmed that health workers and patients at the Mater Dei Hospital ENT ward had been tested after a positive case and put in quarantine as a precaution.

She said seven patients who tested positive in the past weeks have now recovered so that the total number of recovered patients is now 443 total.

1,321 tests were carried out overnight.

The 14 new cases push the number of cases to 522 of which 73 remain active.

The new cases

  • Maltese man 58, a health care worker at St Vincent de Paul Home. He showed symptoms May 12. Contact tracing of patients and staff is underway;
  • A Sudanese man 23, who was in Karin Grech Hospital for rehabilitation and tested positive in random testing after showing no symptoms, Other patients in the ward are being tested;
  • A Maltese man, 84, a patient at Karin Grech Hospital who also showed no symptoms; 
  • A Maltese woman 37, who displayed symptoms on May 13 and had contact with another healthcare worker who was positive;
  • A Maltese man, 28, who had symptoms on May 10. He had contact with a healthcare worker in Mater Dei in a ward under investigation. He was in quarantine and last worked on May 8;
  • A Maltese woman, health care worker, who displayed symptoms on May 10;
  • A Maltese man 38, a healthcare worker, with symptoms on May 13;
  • An Italian man 44, who went to the emergency ward and tested positive;
  • A Maltese man 54, with symptoms on May 11;
  • A Maltese man 33, who had no symptoms but wanted to do the test;
  • A Macedonian woman, 24, with symptoms on May 11;
  • A Maltese man 27, symptoms with symptoms on May 5; 
  • A Maltese woman 32, went to Emergency for other conditions,and was tested positive;
  • A Maltese man 31, also with no symptoms. He is in a vulnerable group and is being kept in hospital.

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