The Superintendent of Public Health, Professor Charmaine Gauci said that the peak which was registered in January of New COVID-19 cases is now decreasing adding that most of the cases which were registered this week were traced to positive family members while a further 110 were linked to cases at the workplace.
52 others were linked to social gatherings, while 31 cases were traced back to care homes.
Professor Gauci also said that the average age group is of people aged between 35 and 44.
With regards to the new variant, that as things stand, only the three original cases previously announced are linked to the new COVID-19 variant which was found in the United Kingdom.
Meanwhile after today’s medical bulettin, Malta’s active COVID-19 cases have gone down slightly from yesterday, and they now stand at 2,740, after 143 new cases were registered overnight, and 201 people recovering, following 3,111 swab tests which were carried out in the past 24 hours.
During the last 24 hours, 3 females aged 92, 93 and 100 died while COVID-19 positive, bringing Malta’s COVID-19 death toll to 248.