Covid-19: Confirmed cases surpasses 6,000 in Maldives

People wear masks as they drive along a road in Male' City on May 12, 2020. Photo by Sunmv

Malé, Maldives — Confirmed cases in Maldives surpasses 6,000 after HPA confirmed additional 170 new Covid-19 cases.

HPA disclosed that, between 6pm of August 17, and 6pm of August 18, additional 170 cases were confirmed for the virus in Maldives. They are:

  • 139 Maldivian nationals
  • 23 Bangladeshi nationals
  • 07 Indian nationals
  • 01 South African national

While 169 cases of the 170 cases were found from the greater Male’ region, the remaining 01 was identified from an atoll of Maldives.

With these 170 cases that were confirmed over the past 24 hours, Maldives now has a total of 6,079 confirmed Covid-19 cases, increased by a 1,000 in only 09 days. Currently among these cases, there are 2,407 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.

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 and 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
  • V. Keyodhoo
  • Th. Madifushi
  • Th. Vilafushi
  • Fuvahmulah City
  • Addu City – Hithadhoo, Feydhoo

While 170 people tested positive for the virus today, 160 people have completely recovered from the virus over the past 24 hours. Along with these 160 recoveries, a total of 3,648 people have completely recovered from the virus in Maldives. The recovery rate of Maldives has decreased from 86% to 60% since the lock-down easement.

Up to date, 24 have passed away from Covid-19 in Maldives. The deceased are 19 elderly Maldivian nationals, 4 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.

Currently there are 1,427 people in the isolation facilities of Maldives and 144 people are hospitalized due to the virus.