Covid-19: Additional 143 confirmed cases and 35 recoveries.

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Malé, Maldives — HPA confirmed additional 143 Covid-19 cases and 35 recoveries in Maldives.

HPA disclosed that, between 6pm of August 11, and 6pm of August 12, additional 143 cases were confirmed for the virus in Maldives. They are:

  • 87 Maldivian nationals
  • 40 Bangladeshi nationals
  • 10 Indian nationals
  • 03 Nepalese nationals
  • 02 Sri Lankan nationals
  • 01 Egyptian national

Among the confirmed 143 cases, 140 were found from the capital city Malé and 03 were found from the atolls of Maldives.

With these 143 cases that were confirmed over the past 24 hours, Maldives now has a total of 5,366 confirmed Covid-19 cases, increased by a 1,000 in less than a month. Currently among these cases, there are 2,461 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 143 people tested positive for the virus today, only 35 people have completely recovered from the virus over the past 24 hours. Along with these 35 recoveries, a total of 2,884 people have completely recovered from the virus in Maldives. The recovery rate of Maldives has decreased from 86% to 53% since the lock-down easement.

Up to date, 21 people have passed away from Covid-19 in Maldives. The deceased are 16 elderly Maldivian nationals, 4 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.

Currently there are 1,507 people in the isolation facilities of Maldives and 150 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.