Covid-19: Additional 55 confirmed cases and 70 recoveries

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Malé, Maldives — HPA has confirmed additional 55 Covid-19 cases and 70 recoveries in Maldives over the past 24 hours. 

HPA disclosed that, between 6pm of July 23 and 6pm of July 24, additional 55 cases were confirmed for the virus in Maldives. They are:

  • 31 Maldivian nationals
  • 21 Bangladeshi nationals
  • 02 Indian nationals
  • 01 Sri Lankan national

With these 55 cases that were confirmed over the past 24 hours, Maldives now has a total of 3,175 confirmed Covid-19 cases. However, currently among these cases, there are only 647 active cases in Maldives.

Easing the lock-down measures in the Capital of Maldives, Malé city, has contributed a lot in increasing the number of confirmed cases in Maldives.

Previously the majority of the confirmed cases were of foreign nationals. However, since the lock-down easement on the capital city Malé, it has contributed a lot in increasing the number of confirmed cases for Maldivian nationals as well.  

While 55 people tested positive for the virus today, 70 people have completely recovered from the virus over the past 24 hours. Along with these 8 recoveries, a total of 2,498 people have completely recovered from the virus in Maldives. The recovery rate of Maldives has decreased from 86% to 78% since the lock-down easement.

Up to date, 15 have passed away from Covid-19 in Maldives. The deceased are 10 elderly Maldivian nationals, 4 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.

While 531 people are in isolation facilities, none are in quarantine facilities at present.

While those who leave the greater Malé‘ region are still required to stay in quarantine for 14 days, people from other residential islands are now allowed to enter Malé without special authorization.