Covid-19: Additional 74 confirmed cases and 39 recoveries

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Malé, Maldives — HPA has confirmed additional 74 Covid-19 cases and 39 recoveries in Maldives over the past 24 hours. 

HPA disclosed that, between 6pm of July 30 and 6pm of July 31, additional 74 cases were confirmed for the virus in Maldives. They are:

  • 44 Maldivian nationals
  • 19 Bangladeshi nationals
  • 08 Indian nationals
  • 01 Sri Lankan national
  • 01 Nepali national
  • 01 Filipino national

While 70 of the 74 cases were found from the greater Male’ region, the remaining 04 were identified from the atolls of Maldives.

With these 74 cases that were confirmed over the past 24 hours, Maldives now has a total of 3,793 confirmed Covid-19 cases, increasing at a faster rate than it never has before. However, currently among these cases, there are only 1,155 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.

Infact, the health authorities has warned of a wide community spread relating to the increase of the number of cases that are not linked to the existing clusters.

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 74 people tested positive for the virus today, 39 people have completely recovered from the virus over the past 24 hours. Along with these 39 recoveries, a total of 2,607 people have completely recovered from the virus in Maldives. The recovery rate of Maldives has decreased from 86% to 68% since the lock-down easement.

Up to date, 16 have passed away from Covid-19 in Maldives. The deceased are 11 elderly Maldivian nationals, 4 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.

The most recent death was at 1:38 pm of 30th June. It was of a 71-year-old Maldivian female who came to the ER with breathing difficulty in the morning.

Currently there are 709 people in the isolation facilities and 65 individuals are hospitalized due to the virus in Maldives.

The government has made it mandatory – rather than a recommendation – for the public to wear masks when going out due to the surge in the confirmed cases in Maldives.