LA VALLETTA (MALTA) (ITALPRESS/MNA) – Malta has recorded 336 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours marking its highest single-day count since the start of the outbreak, almost a year ago. Only last Sunday, 263 cases were registered.
The new cases were recorded following 3,572 swab tests by the health authorities.
Meanwhile, the health authorities confirmed that three patients died of coronavirus in the past 24 hours. The latest victims are a 61-year-old woman and 41-year-old man who died at Mater Dei Hospital and a 78-year-old woman who died at her residence. To date, the pandemic has claimed 319 victims.
80 patients have been declared free from coronavirus thus 2,931 remain active.
Until Monday, the health authorities administered 81,883 shots of coronavirus vaccine with 29,021 individuals receiving their second shot.
The union representing the nurses announced that the government has opened a third intensive care ward to address the increase in positive cases of COVID-19. The union expressed concerns about the surge in cases, and said that the situation is having serious negative effects on other medical interventions at Mater Dei hospital.