According to the weekly analysis of data provided by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the number of COVID cases that occurred over the course of 14 days in Malta has decreased for the sixth week in a row.
According to the statistics that cover the week that ended on May 22, the 14-day case rate in Malta was 231.5 per 100,000 individuals. The investigation also reveals that throughout the period under consideration, the health authorities found 537 new cases of COVID-19.
This places the nation far lower than the average for the EU, which is 515 per 100,000 inhabitants.
In March, the authorities in charge of public health decided to discontinue posting a daily infographic on Facebook that detailed the total number of newly reported cases. They continue to make the data accessible via the internet data repository known as GitHub.
According to the statistics provided by the ECDC, there were 4.1 patients admitted to Mater Dei for every 100,000 persons in the area during the time period under consideration.
On Thursday, the Minister of Health, Chris Fearne, said that the number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized has been kept under control and that there have been days when there have been no COVID-19 patients requiring critical care.
In the meanwhile, a glance at the situation for the various age groups reveals that the authorities found the most instances among those aged 25 to 49, with a total of 220 persons being infected in the previous week.
There were 98 cases reported among those aged 50 to 64, and another 100 cases were reported among individuals aged 65 to 79.
Only 40 instances have been found among young people aged 15 to 24, which is a considerable decrease from the 53 cases found among youngsters aged 15 and under. Cases have reduced dramatically among young people aged 15 to 24.
Only 26 people above the age of 80 tested positive for the virus, making this age group the one in which the virus was found to have caused the fewest instances.
According to Fearne, some 30,000 individuals aged 65 and older have thus far been given the second dosage of the booster.
The findings of self-testing kits, which became legally permissible in April, are not included in the statistics that were submitted to the ECDC.