Malé, Maldives — HPA has reported the death of the 21st person who died in Maldives due to the virus, Covid-19.
Health Protection Agency (HPA) tweeted that the deceased was an 77-year-old Maldivian female. According to HPA, the female passed away while receiving care for the virus Covid-19, at the HMF when she passed away.
This is the 21st Covid-related death in the Maldives. It has been recorded just after a day the 20th death was confirmed.
The 20th death was of a 67-year-old Maldivian male according to HPA. 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 21 people have passed away due to the virus in Maldives. The deceased are 16 elderly Maldivian nationals, 4 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.
While a total of 5,223 people have been confirmed for the virus in Maldives, and 2,849 people have completely recovered from it. Currently there are 2,354 active Covid-19 cases in Maldives.
Yesterday itself 66 people were confirmed for the virus in Maldives. They were 52 Maldivians and 12 Bangladeshis and 05 Indians.
Since the lock-down was eased in Maldives, there has been a surge in the number of confirmed cases. While the majority of the confirmed cases initially were of Foreign nationals, the majority of the confirmed cases has changed to Maldivian nationals since the lock-down easement on the capital city Malé.
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.