Malé, Maldives — HPA has confirmed the death of the 24th person who died in Maldives due to the virus, Covid-19.
Health Protection Agency (HPA) tweeted that the deceased was an 41-year-old Maldivian female. According to HPA, the female passed away while receiving care for the virus Covid-19, at IGMH when she passed away.
Therefore, up to date, a total of 24 people have passed away due to the virus in Maldives. The deceased are 19 elderly Maldivian nationals, 4 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.
While a total of 5,909 people have been confirmed for the virus in Maldives, and 3,488 people have completely recovered from it. Currently there are 2,389 active Covid-19 cases in Maldives.
Yesterday itself 124 people were confirmed for the virus in Maldives. They were 100 Maldivians and 106 Bangladeshis, 03 Indians, 02 Nepalese, 01 Filipino, 01 Ukrainian and 01 Australian.
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.