The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister has just announced that a 78-year old woman died as she was positive for COVID-19. It was explained that the woman had first tested positive on the 11th August, and tested negative on the 28th August and 9th September.
The woman was admitted to A&E at Mater Dei Hospital from Mount Carmel Hospital yesterday, which is where she passed way. A swab test which was taken when the woman was admitted to A&E, as is the procedure, showed that the woman, who had underlying medical conditions, was positive for COVID-19.
The Health Ministry also said that contact-tracing is currently underway at Mount Carmel Hospital to determine the contacts of the woman, and to also carry out other swab tests as is deemed necessary.
Once again, the Health Ministry appealed for the public to continue adhering to the measures being issued by the Health Authorities, including hand hygiene, social distancing and the wearing of masks.
Our thoughts are with the families and relatives of the two victims at such a difficult time.