Malé, Maldives — HPA has confirmed the death of the 27th person who died in Maldives due to the virus, Covid-19.
Health Protection Agency (HPA) tweeted that the deceased was an 79-year-old Maldivian male. According to HPA, the male passed away while receiving care for the virus Covid-19, at IGMH ER, when he passed away. This is the 26th Covid-related death in Maldives
Therefore, up to date, a total of 27 people have passed away due to the virus in Maldives. The deceased are 21 elderly Maldivian nationals, 5 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.
While a total of 6,779 people have been confirmed for the virus in Maldives, 4,222 people have completely recovered from it up to date. Currently there are 2,531 active Covid-19 cases in Maldives.
Today itself 119 people were confirmed for the virus in Maldives. They were 100 Maldivians, 11 Bangladeshis, 03 Indians, 02 Filipinos, 01 Sri Lankan and 01 Emiratis.
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 62% since the lock-down easement.