Covid-19: Additional 116 confirmed cases and 31 recoveries

Malé, Maldives — HPA confirmed additional 116 Covid-19 cases and 31 recoveries in Maldives.

HPA disclosed that, between 6pm of August 9, and 6pm of August 10, additional 116 cases were confirmed for the virus in Maldives. They are:

  • 77 Maldivian nationals
  • 27 Bangladeshi nationals
  • 06 Sri Lankan nationals
  • 05 Indian nationals
  • 01 Nepalese national

While 111 cases of the 116 cases were found from the greater Male’ region, the remaining 05 were identified from the atolls of Maldives.

With these 116 cases that were confirmed over the past 24 hours, Maldives now has a total of 5,157 confirmed Covid-19 cases, increased by a 1,000 in less than a month. Currently among these cases, there are 2,303 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, contributing to over 90% of total cases.

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 having the majority of the cases as well.

The islands and resorts that have active cases outside of the Malé city according to HPA are:

  • H. A. Kelaa
  • H. A. Ihavanandhoo
  • H. A. Filladhoo
  • H. Dh. Naivandhoo
  • B. Kamadhoo
  • B. Kudarikilu
  • R. Inguraidhoo
  • R. Hulhudhufaaru
  • Lh. Hinnavaru
  • K. Maafushi
  • V. Fulidhoo
  • Fuvahmulah City
  • Addu City – Hithadhoo

While 116 people tested positive for the virus today, only 31 people have completely recovered from the virus over the past 24 hours. Along with these 31 recoveries, a total of 2,835 people have completely recovered from the virus in Maldives. The recovery rate of Maldives has decreased from 86% to 54% since the lock-down easement.

Up to date, 19 have passed away from Covid-19 in Maldives. The deceased are 14 elderly Maldivian nationals, 4 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.

Currently there are 1,452 people in the isolation facilities of Maldives and 145 people are hospitalized due to the virus.

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