90-Year-old man dies after testing positive for Covid-19

In this Feb. 6, 2020, photo released by the California Department of Public Health, is a demonstration of the equipment and procedures that will be used at the department's Viral and Rickettsial Disease Laboratory lab in Richmond, Calif., to conduct tests for novel coronavirus. This is not an actual test of a novel coronavirus specimen. (California Department of Public Health via AP)

The Ministry of Health has just been informed that a 90-year-old man died after testing positive for Covid-19.

He was tested positive for Covid-19 on September 5. He was admitted to Mater Dei Hospital on September 7 and was transferred to St Thomas Hospital on September 19 and transferred back to Mater Dei Hospital yesterday, September 23, where he died earlier today.

The elderly man was in poor health.

The Ministry of Health, while offering its condolences to the relatives of the elderly, calls on the people to continue to follow the appeals of the Department of Health, including frequent hand washing, social distance and mask use.

Contact tracing is underway at Monte Carmel Hospital to test people who may have had  contact with the person.