35 new cases of Covid-19 found overnight; 51 of yesterday’s cases traced to St Joseph’s Home

35 new cases of Covid-19 were found overnight, health authorities said on Thursday.

25 recoveries were also registered in the last 24 hours, meaning that the number of active cases has increased by 10 to 601.

Contact tracing of yesterday’s record number of 106 cases traced a staggering 51 of them to the St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly in Fgura, which already had a significant cluster of the virus developing in the past week.

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A further 20 were found to be family members of previously known cases, while another three were traced to another home for the elderly: Casa Antonia. Another two were direct contacts of positive cases and another two over and above that were imported.

Today’s cases, meanwhile, are still being investigated.

A total of 2,536 swab tests were carried out in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of swab tests up to 223,698 so far.

Malta has had a total of 2,595 cases since the pandemic first arrived on the island. 1,978 of those have recovered while 16 have died.

35 new cases of covid 19 found overnight 51 of yesterdays cases traced to st josephs home - 35 new cases of Covid-19 found overnight; 51 of yesterday’s cases traced to St Joseph’s Home

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