Maldives confirms 17th Covid-19 death

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Malé, Maldives —  HPA has confirmed that a 17th person have passed away due to Covid-19 in Maldives.

Health Protection Agency (HPA) tweeted that the deceased was a 52-year-old Maldivian female.

HPA disclosed that she came to the ER at 04:04pm due to breathing difficulties and that she had later on passed away at 11:20pm in IGMH due to the virus.

This is the 17th Covid-19-related death in Maldives.

Therefore, up to date, a total of 17 people have passed away due to the virus in Maldives. The deceased are 12 elderly Maldivian nationals, 4 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.

While a total of 3,949 people have been confirmed for the virus in Maldives, 2,613 people have completely recovered from it. Currently there are only 1,305 active Covid-19 cases in Maldives.

Maldives confirmed it’s first Covid-19-related death on April 29.

Yesterday itself 156 people were confirmed for the virus in Maldives. They were 134 Maldivians and 20 Bangladeshis, 01 Indian and 01 Sri Lankan.

Since the lockdown was eased in Maldives, there has been a surge in the number of confirmed cases.

The risk for severe illness from Covid-19 increases with age making senior citizens at the highest risk.

A study has shown that, out of 10 Covid-19 related deaths in United States of America, 8 are reported to be adults from age 65 and above.