Covid-19: Confirmed cases surpasses 7,000 in Maldives

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Malé, Maldives — Confirmed cases in Maldives surpasses 7,000 after HPA confirmed additional 135 new Covid-19 cases.

HPA disclosed that, between 6pm of August 24, and 6pm of August 25, additional 135 people were confirmed for the virus in Maldives. They are:

  • 109 Maldivian nationals
  • 15 Bangladeshi nationals
  • 08 Indian nationals
  • 02 Egyptian nationals
  • 01 Nepali national

Among the confirmed 135 cases, 126 cases were found from the Greater Male’ area and the remaining 09 were from the atolls of Maldives.

With these 135 cases that were confirmed over the past 24 hours, Maldives now has a total of 7,047 confirmed Covid-19 cases, increased by 2,000 cases in just 15 days. Currently among these cases, there are 2,580 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 135 people tested positive for the virus today, 142 people have completely recovered from the virus over the past 24 hours according to HPA. Along with these 142 recoveries, a total of 4,439 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, 28 people have passed away from Covid-19 in Maldives. The deceased are 22 elderly Maldivian nationals, 5 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.

Currently there are 1,460 people in the isolation facilities of Maldives and 173 people are hospitalized due to the virus.