Covid-19: Additional 146 confirmed cases and 140 recoveries

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Malé, Maldives — HPA confirmed additional 146 Covid-19 cases and 140 recoveries in Maldives.

HPA disclosed that, between 6pm of August 18, and 6pm of August 19, additional 146 cases were confirmed for the virus in Maldives. They are:

  • 117 Maldivian nationals
  • 21 Bangladeshi nationals
  • 02 Indian nationals
  • 05 Sri Lankan nationals
  • 01 Filipino national

Among the confirmed 146 cases, 144 of the cases were from the Greater Male’ area and the remaining 02 were from the atolls of Maldives.

With these 146 cases that were confirmed over the past 24 hours, Maldives now has a total of 6,225, confirmed Covid-19 cases, increased from 5,000 to 6,000 cases in just 09 days. Currently among these cases, there are 2,413 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. Naifaru
  • K. Thulusdhoo
  • K. Himmafushi
  • A. Dh. Maamigili
  • F. Nilandhoo
  • V. Keyodhoo
  • V. Thinadhoo
  • Th. Madifushi
  • Th. Vilafushi
  • Fuvahmulah City
  • Addu City – Hithadhoo, Feydhoo

While 146 people tested positive for the virus today, 140 people have completely recovered from the virus over the past 24 hours according to HPA. Along with these 140 recoveries, a total of 3,788 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, 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 1,390 people in the isolation facilities of Maldives and 152 people are hospitalized due to the virus.