Covid-19: Additional 119 confirmed cases and 109 recoveries

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Malé, Maldives — HPA confirmed additional 119 Covid-19 cases and 109 recoveries in Maldives over the past 24 hours.

HPA disclosed that, between 6pm of August 22, and 6pm of August 23, additional 119people were confirmed for the virus in Maldives. They are:

  • 100 Maldivian nationals
  • 11 Bangladeshi nationals
  • 03 Indian nationals
  • 02 Filipino nationals
  • 02 Emiratis nationals
  • 01 Sri Lankan national

Among the confirmed 119 cases, 110 cases were found from the Greater Male’ area and the remaining 09 were from the atolls of Maldives.

With these 119 cases that were confirmed over the past 24 hours, Maldives now has a total of 6,779 confirmed Covid-19 cases, increased from 5,000 to 6,000 cases in just 09 days. Currently among these cases, there are 2,531 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. Dh. Naivandhoo
  • H. Dh. Kurinbi
  • N. Milandhoo
  • B. Kamadhoo
  • R. Inguraidhoo
  • R. Hulhudhufaaru
  • Lh. Naifaru
  • Lh. Hinnavaru
  • K. Gulhi
  • K. Thulusdhoo
  • K. Himmafushi
  • A. Dh. Maamigili
  • A. Dh. Omadhoo
  • F. Nilandhoo
  • V. Keyodhoo
  • V. Thinadhoo
  • Th. Madifushi
  • Th. Thimarafushi
  • Th. Vilafushi
  • Addu City – Hithadhoo
  • Addu City – Feydhoo

While 119 people tested positive for the virus today, 109 people have completely recovered from the virus over the past 24 hours according to HPA. Along with these 109 recoveries, a total of 4,222 people have completely recovered from the virus in Maldives. The recovery rate of Maldives has decreased from 86% to 62% since the lock-down easement.

Up to date, 26 have passed away from Covid-19 in Maldives. The deceased are 20 elderly Maldivian nationals, 5 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.

Currently there are 1,457 people in the isolation facilities of Maldives and 162 people are hospitalized due to the virus.