The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Ministry for Health has just confirmed that an 86-year old man, who was diagnosed with COVID-19, died at Mater Dei Hospital – becoming the 12th COVID-19 death in Malta.
The man tested positive for COVID-19 on the 24th August after he had been admitted to Mater Dei Hospital on the 23rd August. As is the current admissions procedure, the man was tested positive upon admission to Mater Dei, after which he started receiving treatment at the hospital. In the statement, the Health Ministry said that the man had a number of underlying medical conditions.
The Health Ministry once again appealed for everyone to continue following all the regulations and all the precautionary measures.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.