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PR201430

26/07/2020

PRESS RELEASE BY THE OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER AND THE MINISTRY FOR HEALTH: 14 cases have tested positive – none of them require hospital treatment

Nine out of the fourteen cases which have tested positive over the last 24 hours are linked to Hotel Takeover Summer 2020, therefore reaching a total of 15 confirmed cases as part of this cluster.

Public Health Authorities are still recommending that all those who attended any event or party related to the Hotel Takeover Summer 2020 get tested for COVID-19. Persons are to call 111 to set an appointment, even if they do not have any symptoms.

As symptoms can develop within 14 days of exposure, it is imperative that whoever attended these events monitors themselves for symptoms for the coming two weeks. Anyone who develops symptoms should stay indoors and call 111 again to book another swab to exclude COVID-19 infection. 
 
Meanwhile, three of the fourteen cases were local sporadic cases and two were imported cases. 

None of the 14 positive cases requires treatment in hospital and, following clinical evaluation, are all recovering at their own home under the coordination of primary healthcare.