As two more swabbing hubs were recently opened to allow for a higher amount of daily swab tests, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health, Chris Fearne, on Twitter announced that today Malta’s hits the 200,000 swab tests, that have been carried out since before the first case of COVID-19 was registered on the 7th March 2020.
— Chris Fearne (@chrisfearne) September 5, 2020
In the Tweet, Deputy Prime Minister Fearne also shared a COVID-19 Testing Per Capita Line Chart, which shows, once again how Malta is a cut above other European Countries such as Germany, Italy, Portugal and the UK.
DPM Fearne said that 200,000 is in fact, 40% of the total Maltese Population.
Over the past 10 days Malta has been registering an increase in the recovered cases, while the new cases seem to have slowed down, when compared to the recent spike observed in July/August. Despite this however, Professor Charmaine Gauci, Malta’s Superintendent of Public Health yesterday appealed once again about the importance of wearing masks, of having excellent personal hygiene, and of maintaining social distancing whenever and wherever possible.
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