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Malta credited for its impeccable performance and highest COVID-19 testing rate worldwide
Way to go, Malta!

Jillian Mallia

A new article by IMIDaily is singing Malta’s praises for the excellent job she’s doing in combating the Coronavirus. The article analyses stats to measure the success in handling the virus in various countries across the world, and Malta is one of the best.

The success is measured through the number of infections and number of deaths and includes comparisons such as Death Rate Among Those Tested and a Deaths Per Tested Ratio. “The higher the tests-per-million figure, the more credible the number of cases and deaths, simply because the more you test the more cases you find.”

The stats show that island nations are managing to control the virus well, but Malta’s methods was put in the spotlight for all the right reasons. “In terms of testing, Malta appears to have done the best job, having already tested about 1 in 20 inhabitants. Worldwide, only three countries – Iceland, Faroe Islands, and the UAE – all but one of which have considerably smaller populations than Malta, have tested a greater share of their populations. Furthermore, only one in ten thousand of those tested have died, another great achievement.”

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Chart: Investment Migration Insider   Source: Worldometers   Created with Datawrapper

“Malta, thanks to its commendable efforts, have tested a greater share of its general population, resulting in a much lower deaths-per-tested rate,” they noted. “Yes, its deaths per million – at 0.01% – is higher than that of four Caribbean countries and Vanuatu. But those countries have, combined, barely tested a thousand people, while Malta has tested more than 26,000.”

IMIDaily commended our rock at the end of the article, saying Malta is at the forefront. “While we can only judge the true performance of responses to COVID-19 once a large enough representative sample of each population has been tested – many months, possibly years in the future – Malta is clearly setting an example for others to follow.”

25th April 2020


Jillian Mallia
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Jillian Mallia
A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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