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COVID-19 Patient From 24-Person Cluster At Naxxar Care Home Is In Intensive Care

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A resident that tested positive for COVID-19 from a 24-person cluster at a Naxxar cluster is in intensive care, Superintendent of Public Health Charmaine Gauci confirmed.

Following a question posed by Lovin Malta, Gauci explained that there is a total of 24 cases stemming from that home.

A spokesperson from Simblija Care Home confirmed that 12 of the cases were residents, while the other 12 were staff that have since recovered.

All residents that tested positive are in isolation within the care home and are recovering.

A total of three people are currently in the Intensive Care Unit of Mater Dei, all of which are on ventilators.

Malta registered 32 new cases of COVID-19 today out of 2,109 tests conducted. With 65 recoveries, the total number of active cases has decreased to 624.

According to the latest figures, five patients are being treated in Mater Dei’s Infectious Disease Unit, 14 in Boffa Hospital, another 14 in St. Thomas Hospital and 22 in Mount Carmel.

Active cases have been slowly decreasing over the last days, as restrictions such as the ban on mass events has been fruitful. As of midnight today, all standing events will be forbidden.

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