Daily new record for Maldives: 215 confirmed cases

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Male, Maldives — Maldives reports a recorded amount of new infections with 215 confirmed cases in over 24 hours.

HPA has confirmed that additional 215 Covid-19 cases and 30 recoveries in Maldives over the past 24 hours.

HPA disclosed that, between 6pm of August 1 and 6pm of August 2, Additional 215 cases were confirmed. They are:

  • 149 Maldivian nationals
  • 54 Bangladeshi nationals
  • 7 Indian nationals 
  • 2 Sri Lankan national
  • 2 Nepalese national 
  • 1 Indonesian ‬national 

While 214 of the 215 cases were found from the greater Male’ region, the remaining 01 was identified from an atoll of Maldives.

With these 215 cases that were confirmed over the past 24 hours, Maldives has surpassed 4,000 and now has a total of 4,164 confirmed Covid-19 cases, increasing at a faster rate than it never has before. However, currently among these cases, there are only 1,489 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.

While 50% of the confirmed 4,164 cases for Covid-19 in Maldives are of Maldivian nationals with a total of 2,112 cases, the remaining 50% are of foreign nationalities. Among this making for 39% of the confirmed cases are of Bangladeshi nationals with a total of 1,665 cases. The remaining 21% cases are of 294 Indian nationals, 48 Nepali nationals, 37 Sri Lankan nationals, 11 Italian nationals and 05 Filipinos and 01 Indonesian.

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 215 people tested positive for the virus today, only 30 people have completely recovered from the virus over the past 24 hours. Along with these 30 recoveries, a total of 2,643 people have completely recovered from the virus in Maldives. The recovery rate of Maldives has decreased from 86% to 63% since the lock-down easement.

Up to date, 18 people have passed away from Covid-19 in Maldives. The deceased are 13 elderly Maldivian nationals, 4 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.

The latest death was of an 89-year-old Maldivian male who was admitted at HMF and had passed away from the virus at 08:57pm of 2nd August.

Currently there are 921 people in the isolation facilities and 84 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.