Malé, Maldives — HPA has confirmed the death of the 26th person who died in Maldives due to the virus, Covid-19.
Health Protection Agency (HPA) tweeted that the deceased was an 62-year-old Bangladeshi male. According to HPA, the male passed away while receiving care for the virus Covid-19, at DH16 when he passed away. The deceased tested positive for the virus on 16th August.
This is the 26th Covid-related death in Maldives. It has been recorded on the same day as the 25th Covid-related death was recorded. The 25th death was of an 82-year-old Maldivian male who was admitted at HMF and had passed away from the virus.
Therefore, up to date, a total of 26 people have passed away due to the virus in Maldives. The deceased are 20 elderly Maldivian nationals, 5 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.
While a total of 6,564 people have been confirmed for the virus in Maldives, 4,012 people have completely recovered from it up to date. Currently there are 2,527 active Covid-19 cases in Maldives.
Today itself 194 people were confirmed for the virus in Maldives. They were 167 Maldivians, 16 Bangladeshis, 07 Indians, 01 Nepali, 01 Sri Lankan, 01 Thai and 01 Italian.
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 recovery rate of Maldives has decreased from 86% to 61% since the lock-down easement.