Malé, Maldives — HPA reported the death of the 23rd person who died in Maldives due to the virus, Covid-19.
Health Protection Agency (HPA) tweeted that the deceased was an 64-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 23rd Covid-related death in the Maldives.
Therefore, up to date, a total of 23 people have passed away due to the virus in Maldives. The deceased are 18 elderly Maldivian nationals, 4 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.
While a total of 5,785 people have been confirmed for the virus in Maldives, and 3,349 people have completely recovered from it. Currently there are 2,414 active Covid-19 cases in Maldives.
Yesterday itself 106 people were confirmed for the virus in Maldives. They were 79 Maldivians and 21 Bangladeshis, 05 Indians and 01 Nepali.
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, it has now 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.