Covid-19: Additional 156 confirmed cases and 6 recoveries

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Malé, Maldives — HPA has confirmed additional 156 Covid-19 cases and 06 recoveries in Maldives over the past 24 hours. 

HPA disclosed that, between 6pm of July 30 and 6pm of July 31, additional 156 cases were confirmed for the virus in Maldives. They are:

  • 134 Maldivian nationals
  • 20 Bangladeshi nationals
  • 01 Indian nationals
  • 01 Sri Lankan national

While 154 of the 156 cases were found from the greater Male’ region, the remaining 02 were identified from the atolls of Maldives.

With these 156 cases that were confirmed over the past 24 hours, Maldives now has a total of 3,949 confirmed Covid-19 cases, increasing at a faster rate than it never has before. However, currently among these cases, there are only 1,305 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 156 people tested positive for the virus today, only 06 people have completely recovered from the virus over the past 24 hours. Along with these 06 recoveries, a total of 2,613 people have completely recovered from the virus in Maldives. The recovery rate of Maldives has decreased from 86% to 66% since the lock-down easement.

Up to date, 17 have passed away from Covid-19 in Maldives. The deceased are 12 elderly Maldivian nationals, 4 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.

Currently there are 815 people in the isolation facilities and 72 individuals 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.