The COVID-19 positive rate in the Maldives has dropped significantly, with only 6% recorded at the end of June.
The positivity rate of the Maldives had increased to 23% in May as the country faced a fourth COVID-19 wave due to the spread of the Delta variant.
According to data supplied by the Health Protection Agency (HPA), the average positivity rate for the month was 6.6 percent towards the end of June, which translates to 9,402 positive samples out of the 142,432 samples examined in June.
The positivity rate was 13.5 percent on June 1st, but had dropped to an average of 12 percent by the conclusion of the first week. This pattern persisted, with 6.8 percent recorded in the second week, 4.8 percent recorded in the third week, and 3.7 percent recorded in the final week of June.
The lowest positivity rate, 2.6 percent, was reported on June 26, and on the last day of June, the rate was at 2.8 percent.
The Maldives had faced its worst COVID-19 wave due to the relaxation of travel restrictions for Local Council Elections and the emergence of the Delta variant, but the virus had been contained by June. As a result, just 13 cases were reported in the Greater Male’ area on June 30th.