Maldives confirms 18th Covid-related death

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Malé, Maldives —  HPA has confirmed that a 18th person have passed away due to Covid-19 in Maldives.

Health Protection Agency (HPA) tweeted that the deceased was a 89-year-old Maldivian female.

HPA disclosed that the male was admitted at HMF and had passed away while receiving care for the virus Covid-19.

This is the 18th Covid-19-related death in Maldives. It has been recorded just a day after the 17th death was recorded.

Therefore, up to date, a total of 18 people have passed away due to the virus in Maldives. The deceased are 13 elderly Maldivian nationals, 4 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.

While a total of 4,164 people have been confirmed for the virus in Maldives, 2,643 people have completely recovered from it. Currently there are only 1,489 active Covid-19 cases in Maldives.

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

Yesterday itself 215 people were confirmed for the virus in Maldives, recording the most number of cases confirmed over 24 hours. They were 149 Maldivians and 54 Bangladeshis, 07 Indian and 02 Sri Lankan’s, 02 Nepalese and 01 Indonesian.

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.