Covid-19: Additional 129 confirmed cases and 27 recoveries.

Malé, Maldives — HPA has confirmed additional 129 Covid-19 cases and 27 recoveries in Maldives over the past 24 hours. 

HPA disclosed that, between 6pm of August 2 and 6pm of August 3, additional 129 cases were confirmed for the virus in Maldives. They are:

  • 93 Maldivian nationals
  • 23 Bangladeshi nationals
  • 08 Indian nationals
  • 04 Sri Lankan nationals
  • 01 Indonesian national

While 127 cases of the 129 cases were found from the greater Male’ region, the remaining 02 were identified from the atolls of Maldives.

With these 129 cases that were confirmed over the past 24 hours, Maldives now has a total of 4,293 confirmed Covid-19 cases, increasing at a faster rate than it never has before. Although currently among these cases, there are only 1,120 active cases present in the 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 4,293 cases for Covid-19 in Maldives are of Maldivian nationals with a total of 2,178 cases, the remaining 50% cases are of foreign nationalities. Among this making for 39% of these confirmed cases are Bangladeshi nationals with a total of 1,688. The remaining 11% cases are of 302 Indian nationals, 48 Nepali nationals, 41 Sri Lankan nationals, 11 Italian nationals and 05 Filipinos and 07 Indonesians.

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.

The islands that have active cases outside of the Malé city are:

  • H. A. Kelaa
  • H. A. Ihavanandhoo
  • N. Medhufaru (Soneva Jani)
  • R. Inguraidhoo
  • B. Eydhafushi
  • B. Thulhaadhoo
  • B. Hithaadhoo
  • B. Kamadhoo
  • B. Kanufushi (Seaside Finolhu Maldives)
  • Lh. Kurendhoo
  • Lh. Hinnavaru
  • K. Maafushi
  • V. Fulidhoo

While 129 people tested positive for the virus today, only 27 people have completely recovered from the virus over the past 24 hours. Along with these 27 recoveries, a total of 2,670 people have completely recovered from the virus in Maldives. The recovery rate of Maldives has decreased from 86% to 62% since the lock-down easement.

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

Currently there are 1,013 people in the isolation facilities of Maldives and 92 people are hospitalized due to the virus.

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