COVID-19 in Malta

Malta // 17 October, 2020

At least 4,282 cases and 45 deaths. Increasing activity. See the Maltese Government Press Releases page.

Status: Outbreak

17 October: An increase in the number of cases have been noted. Media source is reporting that health authorities have made wearing of masks outdoors and in offices mandatory, with effect from today, except for children below three years, people with respiratory issues and those undertaking physical training. A fine will be imposed from 24 October for not wearing a mask. Bars and clubs will be shut by 11 pm from 19 October, while restaurants will not be affected, to prevent spread of infection. From 28 October, Rapid testing will be used in schools, medical services, and in elderly people's homes to provide early diagnosis in critical cases.

13 August: As the number of new cases continue to increase, Malta has reported over 1,000 cases and is now in Outbreak.

30 July: The number of cases have begun to increase, and Malta has moved out of Limited Activity category.

14 July: Cases continue to be reported. The number of recorded daily cases has been on a downward trend and is now at a rate of less than 1 case per million population, placing Malta in limited activity.

19 May: About 10-15 new cases continue to be reported daily. The government has issued several guidelines for easing of restrictions, which were implemented since mid- March.

8 April: Ongoing local transmission; a total of 299 cases have been confirmed. The country’s first death has occurred, in a 92-year-old woman with underlying health conditions.

17 March: More cases have been reported, resulting in a total of 30 cases in Malta, all of which are in a stable condition.

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