Covid-19: Additional 78 confirmed cases and 90 recoveries

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Malé, Maldives — HPA confirmed additional 78 Covid-19 cases and 14 recoveries in Maldives.

HPA disclosed that, between 6pm of August 13, and 6pm of August 14, additional 78 cases were confirmed for the virus in Maldives. They are:

  • 46 Maldivian nationals
  • 25 Bangladeshi nationals
  • 04 Indian nationals
  • 02 Sri Lankan nationals
  • 01 Nepalese national

Among the confirmed 78 cases, 74 of the cases were from the Greater Male’ area and the remaining 04 were from the atolls of Maldives.

With these 78 cases that were confirmed over the past 24 hours, Maldives now has a total of 5,572 confirmed Covid-19 cases, increased by a 1,000 in less than a month. Currently among these cases, there are 2,540 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 78 people tested positive for the virus today, 90 people have completely recovered from the virus over the past 24 hours. Along with these 90 recoveries, a total of 3,010 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, 22 have passed away from Covid-19 in Maldives. The deceased are 17 elderly Maldivian nationals, 4 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.

Currently there are 1,508 people in the isolation facilities of Maldives and 150 people are hospitalized due to the virus.