There are two people who tested positive for COVID-19 in Malta’s Intensive Care Unit.
The cases were revealed by Martin Balzan, President of the Medical Association of Malta (MAM) who said that the two COVID-19 patients were currently receiving intensive care in light of their condition.
Balzan told Lovin Malta that one of said patients had initially tested negative.
After a second test however, the patient tested positive for COVID-19.
“This is fully verified data”, Balzan said, “Anybody who is in intensive care is there because they are suffering from a life-threatening illness.”
Malta currently has 486 active cases, its highest number since the start of the pandemic last March. While the number of hospitalisations remains low (around 5% of the active cases), Health Minister Chris Fearne warned that this is mainly because it hasn’t spread to elderly and vulnerable people.
“Not many recoveries are currently showing up, but I expect the number of recoveries to increase next week and the number of active cases to start declining bit by bit,” Fearne recently said.
Lovin Malta has reached out to Malta’s health authorities, who have yet to confirm.