Covid-19: Additional 124 confirmed cases and 139 recoveries

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Malé, Maldives — HPA confirmed additional 124 Covid-19 cases and 139 recoveries in Maldives.

HPA disclosed that, between 6pm of August 16, and 6pm of August 17, additional 124 cases were confirmed for the virus in Maldives. They are:

  • 100 Maldivian nationals
  • 16 Bangladeshi nationals
  • 03 Indian nationals
  • 02 Nepali nationals
  • 01 Filipino national
  • 01 Ukrainian national
  • 01 Australian national

Among the confirmed 124 cases, 118 of the cases were from the Greater Male’ area and the remaining 06 were from the atolls of Maldives.

With these 124 cases that were confirmed over the past 24 hours, Maldives now has a total of 5,909 confirmed Covid-19 cases, reaching closer to 6,000. Currently among these cases, there are 2,389 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. Ihavanandhoo
  • H. A. Filladhoo
  • H. Dh. Naivandhoo
  • H. Dh. Kurinbi
  • N. Milandhoo
  • B. Kamadhoo
  • B. Kudarikilu
  • R. Hulhudhufaaru
  • Lh. Hinnavaru
  • Lh. Naifaru
  • K. Thulusdhoo
  • K. Himmafushi
  • A. Dh. Maamigili
  • F. Nilandhoo
  • Fuvahmulah City
  • Addu City – Hithadhoo, Feydhoo

While 124 people tested positive for the virus today, 139 people have completely recovered from the virus over the past 24 hours according to HPA. Along with these 139 recoveries, a total of 3,488 people have completely recovered from the virus in Maldives. The recovery rate of Maldives has decreased from 86% to 59% since the lock-down easement.

Up to date, 23 have passed away from Covid-19 in Maldives. The deceased are 18 elderly Maldivian nationals, 4 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.

Currently there are 1,478 people in the isolation facilities of Maldives and 138 people are hospitalized due to the virus.