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Date Last Updated: 26th October 2020

Find out the latest news about Malta Coronavirus. Following increasing awareness regarding the outbreak of a novel coronavirus COVID-19 we have put up this page with interesting information that can help you plan your visit to Malta, what you have to do and how to take care of yourself.

The page is updated according to:

  • Government of Malta Websites
  • Press conferences held by the Prime Minister of Malta
  • Legal Notices
  • World Health Organisation - WHO
  • European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control – ECDC

AS OF 17TH OCTOBER 2020, MASK MUST BE WORN IN ALL PUBLIC PLACES. A FINE WILL BE GIVEN TO THOSE WHO DO NOT ABIDE BY THE LAW.

What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Malta


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Where can I contact for information about the coronavirus?

Have symptoms or want to call for information?

  • Dial 111 or 21324086
  • It is important to avoid calling 112 number unless it is a real emergency.
  • You can also call the local Health Authorities on 21324086.

Coronavirus Malta And Worldwide Statistics

When was the first case in Malta?

  • The first case was announced on Saturday 7th March 2020.

When was the first locally transmitted case in Malta?

  • On the 16th March 2020 and there were three (3).

Current Statistics: 26th October 2020 Statistics

  • Current World case numbers: Over 43,486,586 cases
  • Number of virus deaths: Over 1,160,416 deaths
  • Number of recoveries: 31,949,177 recoveries
  • Malta Coronavirus Total Cases: 5578
  • Malta Coronavirus Active Cases: 1895
  • Malta Coronavirus Recoveries: 3630
  • Coronavirus Malta Deaths: 53
  • Total tests carried out: 320,715

Top 10 Countries Effected by COVID-19 Virus: 23rd October 2020 Statistics

  • USA: 8,664,365 Cases | 228,423 Deaths | 5,656,150 Recoveries
  • India: 7,763,067 Cases | 117,365 Deaths | 6,948,497 Recoveries
  • Brazil: 5,332,634 Cases | 155,962 Deaths | 4,785,297 Recoveries
  • Russia: 1,480,646 Cases | 25,525 Deaths | 1,119,251 Recoveries
  • Spain: 1,090,521 Cases | 34,521 Deaths | N/A Recoveries
  • Argentina: 1,053,650 Cases | 27,957 Deaths | 851,854 Recoveries
  • France: 999,043 Cases | 34,210 Deaths | 108,599 Recoveries
  • Colombia: 990,270 Cases | 29,636 Deaths | 893,712 Recoveries
  • Peru: 879,876 Cases | 33,984 Deaths | 796,719 Recoveries
  • Mexico874,171 Cases | 87,894 Deaths | 636,391 Recoveries

Malta coronavirus cases day by day

  • 1st October -  37 cases. 43 recovered. 35th death.
  • 2nd October -  44 cases. 63 recovered. 36th and 37th death.
  • 3rd October -  65 cases. 43 recovered. 38th death.
  • 4th October -  66 cases. 47 recovered. 39th death.
  • 5th October -  57 cases. 12 recovered.
  • 6th October -  47 cases. 42 recovered. 40th death.
  • 7th October -  68 cases. 53 recovered. 41st death.
  • 8th October -  64 cases. 19 recovered.
  • 9th October -  75 cases. 31 recovered.
  • 10th October -  100 cases. 22 recovered.
  • 11th October -  95 cases. 30 recovered. 42nd death.
  • 12th October -  68 cases. 48 recovered. 43rd death.
  • 13th October -  93 cases. 31 recovered. 44th death.
  • 14th October -  111 cases. 52 recovered. 44th death.
  • 15th October -  112 cases. 42 recovered. 45th death.
  • 16th October -  122 cases. 36 recovered.
  • 17th October -  204 cases. 42 recovered.
  • 18th October -  142 cases. 52 recovered.
  • 19th October -  109 cases. 6 recovered.
  • 20th October -  134 cases. 40 recovered. 46th death.
  • 21st October -  155 cases. 49 recovered.
  • 22nd October -  111 cases. 53 recovered. 47th, 48th and 49th death.
  • 23rd October -  121 cases. 55 recovered.
  • 24th October -  115 cases. 39 recovered. 50th death.
  • 25th October -  125 cases. 89 recovered. 51st death.
  • 26th October -  80 cases. 63 recovered. 52nd and 53rd death.

Total: 5578 Cases, 1895 Active, 3630 Recoveries and 53 deaths

history of cases per month

Click or tap on the bar to see all the daily cases for all the month.


These are the cases found during the month of September

  • 1st September -  26 cases. 53 recovered.
  • 2nd September -  22 cases. 37 recovered. The thirteenth patient died.
  • 3rd September -  34 cases. 38 recovered.
  • 4th September -  19 cases. 37 recovered.
  • 5th September -  30 cases. 36 recovered. The fourteenth patient died.
  • 6th September -  25 cases. 26 recovered.
  • 7th September -  37 cases. 63 recovered.
  • 8th September -  23 cases. 39 recovered.
  • 9th September -  63 cases. 31 recovered.
  • 10th September -  42 cases. 43 recovered.
  • 11th September -  43 cases. 30 recovered. Fifteenth death.
  • 12th September -  27 cases. 17 recovered.
  • 13th September -  78 cases. 22 recovered.
  • 14th September -  53 cases. 18 recovered. Sixteenth death.
  • 15th September -  49 cases. 41 recovered.
  • 16th September -  106 cases. 22 recovered.
  • 17th September -  35 cases. 25 recovered.
  • 18th September -  39 cases. 18 recovered. Seventeenth death.
  • 19th September -  65 cases. 21 recovered. Eighteenth and Nineteenth death.
  • 20th September -  32 cases. 30 recovered. Twentieth death.
  • 21st September -  45 cases. 32 recovered. Twenty-first and twenty-second death.
  • 22nd September -  38 cases. 33 recovered. Twenty-third death.
  • 23rd September -  42 cases. 60 recovered. Twenty-fourth death and twenty-fifth death.
  • 24th September -  42 cases. 18 recovered. Twenty-sixth death and twenty-seventh death.
  • 25th September -  31 cases. 70 recovered. Twenty-eight death and twenty-ninth death.
  • 26th September -  29 cases. 43 recovered. Thirtieth death and thirty-first death.
  • 27th September -  21 cases. 54 recovered.
  • 28th September -  27 cases. 41 recovered. Thirty-second death.
  • 29th September -  29 cases. 85 recovered. Thirty-third and Thirty-fourth death.
  • 30th September -  23 cases. 78 recovered.

These are the cases found during the month of August

  • 1st August -  21 cases confirmed. 0 patients recovered.
  • 2nd August -  15 cases confirmed. 1 patient recovered.
  • 3rd August -  14 cases confirmed. 0 patients recovered.
  • 4th August -  16 cases confirmed. 0 patients recovered.
  • 5th August -  36 cases confirmed. 2 patients recovered. 16 cases are of migrants.
  • 6th August -  20 cases confirmed. 2 patients recovered.
  • 7th August -  49 cases confirmed. 5 patients recovered.
  • 8th August -  40 cases confirmed. 0 patients recovered.
  • 9th August -  54 cases confirmed. 9 patients recovered.
  • 10th August -  23 cases confirmed. 4 patients recovered.
  • 11th August -  29 cases confirmed. 4 patients recovered.
  • 12th August -  49 cases confirmed. 3 patients recovered.
  • 13th August -  55 cases confirmed. 13 patients recovered.
  • 14th August -  31 cases confirmed. 54 patients recovered. 44 recoveries were immigrants.
  • 15th August -  72 cases confirmed. 20 patients recovered.
  • 16th August -  63 cases confirmed. 11 patients recovered.
  • 17th August -  69 cases confirmed. 10 patients recovered.
  • 18th August -  48 cases confirmed. 7 patients recovered.
  • 19th August -  47 cases confirmed. 18 patients recovered.
  • 20th August -  40 cases confirmed. 18 patients recovered.
  • 21st August -  36 cases confirmed. 52 patients recovered. The tenth patient died.
  • 22nd August -  31 cases confirmed. 47 patients recovered.
  • 23rd August -  35 cases confirmed. 33 patients recovered.
  • 24th August -  55 cases confirmed. 43 patients recovered.
  • 25th August -  38 cases confirmed. 52 patients recovered.
  • 26th August -  46 cases confirmed. 48 patients recovered.
  • 27th August -  37 cases confirmed. 44 patients recovered.
  • 28th August -  32 cases confirmed. 65 patients recovered.
  • 29th August -  27 cases confirmed. 58 patients recovered.
  • 30th August -  15 cases confirmed. 69 patients recovered. The eleventh patient died.
  • 31st August -  21 cases confirmed. 87 patients recovered. The twelfth patient died.

These are the cases found during the month of July

  • 1st July - 1 case confirmed. 7 patients are recovered.
  • 2nd July - 0 cases confirmed. 2 patients recovered.
  • 3rd July - 1 case confirmed. 1 patient recovered. Imported case.
  • 4th July - 0 cases confirmed. 1 patient recovered.
  • 5th July - 0 cases confirmed. 1 patient recovered.
  • 6th July -  0 cases confirmed. 0 patients recovered.
  • 7th July -  1 case confirmed. 1 patient recovered
  • 8th July -  0 cases confirmed. 1 patient recovered
  • 9th July -  1 case confirmed. 2 patients recovered
  • 10th July -  1 case confirmed. 2 patients  recovered
  • 11th July -  0 cases confirmed. 0 patients recovered.
  • 12th July -  0 cases confirmed. 2 patients recovered
  • 13th July -  0 cases confirmed. 0 patients recovered.
  • 14th July -  0 cases confirmed. 0 patients recovered.
  • 15th July -  0 cases confirmed. 1 patient recovered
  • 16th July -  0 cases confirmed. 0 patients recovered.
  • 17th July -  0 cases confirmed. 1 patient recovered.
  • 18th July -  1 case confirmed. 0 patients recovered.
  • 19th July -  1 case confirmed. 0 patients recovered.
  • 20th July -  1 case confirmed. 2 patients recovered.
  • 21st July -  0 cases confirmed. 0 patients recovered.
  • 22nd July -  2 cases confirmed. 1 patient recovered.
  • 23rd July -  1 case confirmed. 0 patients recovered.
  • 24th July -  6 cases confirmed. 0 patients recovered.
  • 25th July -  0 cases confirmed. 0 patients recovered.
  • 26th July -  14 cases confirmed. 0 patients recovered.
  • 27th July -  1 case confirmed. 0 patients recovered.
  • 28th July -  7 cases confirmed. 0 patients recovered.
  • 29th July -  78 cases confirmed. 0 patients recovered. 66 cases were from migrant people who arrived in Malta on the 27th July 2020.
  • 30th July -  28 cases confirmed. 0 patients recovered. 19 cases were from migrant people who arrived in Malta on the 29th July 2020.
  • 31st July -  10 cases confirmed. 0 patients recovered.

These are the cases found during the month of June

  • 1st June - 1 case confirmed. 3 patients recovered.
  • 2nd June - 1 case confirmed. 17 patients recovered.
  • 3rd June - 2 cases confirmed. 8 patients recovered.
  • 4th June - 0 cases confirmed. 14 patients recovered.
  • 5th June - 3 cases confirmed. 7 patients recovered.
  • 6th June - 2 cases confirmed. 13 patients recovered.
  • 7th June - 2 cases confirmed. 0 patients recovered.
  • 8th June - 1 case confirmed. 0 patients recovered.
  • 9th June - 2 cases confirmed. 1 patients recovered.
  • 10th June - 3 cases confirmed. 0 patients recovered.
  • 11th June - 5 cases confirmed. 3 patients recovered.
  • 12th June - 5 cases confirmed. 0 patients recovered.
  • 13th June - 1 case confirmed. 1 patient recovered.
  • 14th June - 3 cases confirmed. 2 patients recovered.
  • 15th June - 1 case confirmed. 0 patients recovered.
  • 16th June - 6 cases confirmed. 5 patients recovered.
  • 17th June - 6 cases confirmed. 2 patients recovered.
  • 18th June - 1 case confirmed. 0 patients recovered.
  • 19th June - 0 cases confirmed. 3 patients recovered.
  • 20th June - 1 case confirmed. 3 patients recovered.
  • 21st June - 1 case confirmed. 0 patients recovered.
  • 22nd June - 0 cases confirmed. 1 patient recovered.
  • 23rd June - 0 cases confirmed. 1 patient recovered.
  • 24th June - 0 cases confirmed. 6 patients recovered.
  • 25th June - 3 cases confirmed. 3 patients recovered.
  • 26th June - 2 cases confirmed. 5 patients recovered.
  • 27th June - 0 cases confirmed. 3 patients recovered.
  • 28th June - 0 cases confirmed. 1 patient recovered.
  • 29th June - 0 cases confirmed. 3 patients recovered.
  • 30th June - 0 cases confirmed. 1 patient recovered.

These are the cases found during the month of May

  • 1st May - 2 cases confirmed. 16 more patients are recovered.
  • 2nd May - 1 case confirmed. 12 more patients are recovered.
  • 3rd May - 9 case confirmed. 13 more patients are recovered.
  • 4th May - 3 case confirmed. 7 more patients are recovered.
  • 5th May - 2 case confirmed. 4 more patients are recovered. Fifth patient died.
  • 6th May - 2 case confirmed. 4 more patients are recovered.
  • 7th May - 2 case confirmed. 6 more patients are recovered.
  • 8th May - 3 case confirmed. 6 more patients are recovered.
  • 9th May - 1 case confirmed. 8 more patients are recovered.
  • 10th May - 6 case confirmed. 6 more patients are recovered.
  • 11th May - 7 case confirmed. 1 more patients are recovered.
  • 12th May - 3 case confirmed. 0 more patients are recovered.
  • 13th May - 2 case confirmed. 2 more patients are recovered. Sixth patient died.
  • 14th May - 14 case confirmed. 7 more patients are recovered.
  • 15th May - 10 case confirmed. 5 more patients are recovered.
  • 16th May - 14 case confirmed. 2 more patients are recovered.
  • 17th May - 7 case confirmed. 4 more patients are recovered.
  • 18th May - 5 case confirmed. 2 more patients are recovered.
  • 19th May - 11 case confirmed. 4 more patients are recovered.
  • 20th May - 15 case confirmed. 5 more patients are recovered.
  • 21st May - 15 case confirmed. 3 more patients are recovered.
  • 22nd May - 1 case confirmed. 1 more patients are recovered.
  • 23rd May - 9 case confirmed. 4 more patients are recovered.
  • 24th May - 1 case confirmed. 3 more patients are recovered.
  • 25th May - 1 case confirmed. 9 more patients are recovered.
  • 26th May - 0 case confirmed. 0 more patients are recovered.
  • 27th May - 1 case confirmed. 6 more patients are recovered. Seventh patient died.
  • 28th May - 4 case confirmed. 10 more patients are recovered.
  • 29th May - 0 case confirmed. 13 more patients are recovered. Eight and Ninth patient died.
  • 30th May - 2 case confirmed. 11 more patients are recovered.
  • 31st May - 0 case confirmed. 9 more patients are recovered.

These are the cases found during the month of April

  • 1st April - 19 cases confirmed.
  • 2nd April - 7 cases confirmed.
  • 3rd April - 7 cases confirmed.
  • 4th April - 11 cases confirmed.
  • 5th April - 14 cases confirmed. Three more patients have recovered from the virus.
  • 6th April - 14 cases confirmed.
  • 7th April - 52 cases confirmed.
  • 8th April - 6 cases confirmed. First Coronavirus patient to die in Malta. 11 more patients are recovered.
  • 9th April - 38 cases confirmed. The second patient has died from the virus.
  • 10th April - 13 cases confirmed.
  • 11th April - 20 cases confirmed. Third patient died of the COVID-19 virus.
  • 12th April - 8 cases confirmed. 28 more patients are recovered.
  • 13th April - 6 cases confirmed.
  • 14th April - 9 cases confirmed.
  • 15th April - 6 cases confirmed.
  • 16th April - 13 cases confirmed. 38 more patients are recovered.
  • 17th April - 10 cases confirmed. 9 more patients are recovered.
  • 18th April - 4 cases confirmed. 8 more patients are recovered.
  • 19th April - 1 case confirmed. 19 more patients are recovered.
  • 20th April - 4 cases confirmed. 8 more patients are recovered.
  • 21st April - 12 cases confirmed. 24 more patients are recovered.
  • 22nd April - 1 case confirmed. 15 more patients are recovered.
  • 23rd April - 1 case confirmed. 39 more patients are recovered.
  • 24th April - 2 cases confirmed. 19 more patients are recovered.
  • 25th April - 1 case confirmed. 26 more patients are recovered. Fourth Patient died.
  • 26th April - 0 cases confirmed. 33 more patients are recovered.
  • 27th April - 2 cases confirmed. 4 more patients are recovered.
  • 28th April - 8 cases confirmed. 17 more patients are recovered.
  • 29th April - 5 cases confirmed. 36 more patients are recovered.
  • 30th April - 2 cases confirmed. 12 more patients are recovered.

These are the cases found during the month of March

  • 7th March - The first 3 cases were confirmed in Malta
  • 8th March - No cases diagnosed.
  • 9th March - 1 case confirmed.
  • 10th March - 1 case confirmed.
  • 11th March - 2 cases confirmed.
  • 12th March - 2 cases confirmed.
  • 13th March - 4 cases confirmed. The first patient has recovered from the virus.
  • 14th March - 5 cases confirmed.
  • 15th March - 3 cases confirmed. The second patient to have recovered from the virus.
  • 16th March - 9 cases confirmed. 3 of them were locally transmitted cases.
  • 17th March - 8 cases confirmed.
  • 18th March - 10 cases confirmed.
  • 19th March - 5 cases confirmed.
  • 20th March - 11 cases confirmed.
  • 21st March - 9 cases confirmed.
  • 22nd March - 17 cases confirmed.
  • 23rd March - 17 cases confirmed.
  • 24th March - 3 cases confirmed.
  • 25th March - 19 cases confirmed.
  • 26th March - 5 cases confirmed.
  • 27th March - 5 cases confirmed.
  • 28th March - 10 cases confirmed.
  • 29th March - 2 cases confirmed.
  • 30th March - 5 cases confirmed.
  • 31st March - 13 cases confirmed.

Latest Malta Coronavirus Openings

With cases on the rise, the Prime Minister of Malta Robert Abela, the Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne and Superintendent of Public Health Charmaine Gauci announced the following measures.

16th october 2020 conference

from the 17th october 2020

  • Masks must be worn at all times.
  • Children aged three and under are exempt from wearing a mask. Also those suffering from respiratory conditions, and those doing physical training.
  • A fine will be given if you break the law.

from the 19th october 2020

  • All clubs and bars must close at 23:00. Restaurants are not affected.

from the 28th october 2020

  • Rapid testing will be introduced for airport arrivals and at schools and clinics where cases of the virus are suspected.

Other restrictions the were introduced previously

  • A 10-person limit will also be introduced.
  • Bars and nightclubs to be closed from Wednesday except those that include restaurants. In such places, only seated patrons may be served.
  • Wedding receptions may only be held in a seated environment. Food and drink to be served at table.
  • New 'amber' list of countries, arrivals from which will need to produce COVID-19 negative test result.

What's the situation in Malta right now?

Is the airport closed due to the coronavirus?

  • No, the Malta International Airport is open.

Is Malta on lock down?

  • No, Malta currently is not on lock down anymore.
  • Schools are to open as from September 2020.
  • MATSEC Examinations:  Orals, practicals and listening exams are officially postponed.
  • Churches are open to the public, but precautions are being taken.
  • All external events have been cancelled by the government and private entities including weddings, St. Patrick's day and all other activities were people gather together.
  • All old peoples homes both government and private are closed for visits. Only emergency visits are allowed and screening will be affected if you visit.

hospital visits & outpatients

  • All visitors shall be screened before entering the hospital. Due to this expect some waiting time.
  • It is advised that anyone who is feeling unwell should not go.
  • Others who returned from countries identified by the Maltese Public Health Department as being at risk should stay back from visiting.
  • All entrances are being provided with sanitisers and tempreture checks and everyone is advised to wash their hands before entering and before leaving.

Screening will be held at:

  • Main Entrance Door
  • Day-care Units
  • Outpatients Department
  • Accident & Emergency Department
  • Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre

Coronavirus Malta | Mater Dei Hospital

Mater Dei Hospital, the main hospital of Malta

Tips On How To Reduce The Spread Of Coronavirus

How does the virus spread?

The virus spreads when a sick person sneezes without using a protection in front of his mouth. The person drops droplets which spread out onto a healthy person or persons around him and come in touch with your eyes, nose or mouth.

Symptoms

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath

If you have these symptoms, do not panic! These symptoms can also indicate any number of other illnesses including the cold, flu, and other viral infections.

According to the Center for Disease Control you must

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for not less than 20 seconds
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if you cannot wash your hands
  • Keep your distance - 2 metres is recommended safe.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.

So points to remember

  • Avoid crowds because you do not know who might be sick.
  • A sick person who can be around you can get a variety of things around him and around you infected with his saliva through his hands or through sneezing.
  • Carry around a hand sanitizer especially if you are going to touch the following things: door knobs, public transport buses, digital devices, telephones, tissues, pens, pencils, computer mouse, key pad, lift buttons, handrails and staircases, banisters.
  • So one has to be careful and washes his hands as soon as possible after having touched or visited public places.
  • Viruses remain on objects for up to 24 hours, and the only way to get rid of them is through proper washing of hands.

There are four main precautions which you should follow:

  1. Do not touch your face or anyone else’s face if your hands are dirty. If you need to do so first wash your hands very well.
  2. You should not use a mouth mask for more than a day. Bacteria grows on the inner side of the mask if you wear them for too long.
  3. Food should not be shared apart from utensils, glasses, plates, towels, sponges. Use a serving spoon.
  4. The most important rule, always wash your hands as many times you feel it is required especially before touching food and utensils in your kitchen, before eating and after coming back from public places.

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