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Sheesh! Malta’s number of active cases equates to roughly the population size of Ghajnsielem
Malta’s number of active cases hit the 3,000 mark today.

Jillian Mallia

The Maltese Islands are currently experiencing another spike in cases, breaking the record of daily new cases three times in this week. As of today, the islands’ number of active cases stands at 3,000 – the highest it’s ever been.

Considering the fact that Malta has a whole list of localities and different population sizes, GuideMeMalta did some digging and found out that Malta’s current number of active cases is just 15 cases of being equivalent to the population sized of Gozo’s Ghajnsielem. Oof.

According to City Population’s 2019 numbers, Ghajnsielem has a population of 3,015 residents. If cases continue increasing (and the Almighty Lord knows we’re praying they won’t), the next in line are Kalkara’s population at 3,112 followed by Gudja’s at 3,215. We’re hoping the next step will be a decrease to Gharghur’s 2,921 – or better yet Mdina’s 249. My gosh, those were the days!

Today is the first time the number of active cases has hit the 3,000 mark with cases being on a steady rise as of late. During yesterday’s Parliament meeting Health Minister Chris Fearne shared the possible reasons for this spike which included pandemic fatigue. This morning, Prime Minister Robert Abela also once again excluded a lockdown for the islands, but said that new measures could be in place soon.

3rd March 2021


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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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