Maldives confirms 20th Covid-related death

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Malé, Maldives —  HPA has confirmed that a 20th  person have passed away due to Covid-19 in Maldives.

Health Protection Agency (HPA) tweeted that the deceased was an 67-year-old Maldivian male.

HPA disclosed that the male was taken to the IGMH hospital in the afternoon of 10th August and had passed away while receiving care for the virus Covid-19, at the IGHMH ER.

Therefore, up to date, a total of 20 people have passed away due to the virus in Maldives. The deceased are 15 elderly Maldivian nationals, 4 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.

While a total of 5,157 people have been confirmed for the virus in Maldives, 2,835 people have completely recovered from it. Currently there are 2,303 active Covid-19 cases in Maldives.

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

Yesterday itself 116 people were confirmed for the virus in Maldives. They were 77 Maldivians and 27 Bangladeshis, 06 Sri Lankan’s, 05 Indian and 01 Nepali.

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.