Maldives records the 29th Covid-related death

Frontline workers during a drill held at reclaimed suburb Hulhumalé | Photo: Mihaaru

Malé, Maldives —  HPA has confirmed the death of the 29th 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 DH11. This is the 29th Covid-related death in Maldives

Therefore, up to date, a total of 29 people have passed away due to the virus in Maldives. The deceased are 23 elderly Maldivian nationals, 5 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.

While a total of 7,804 people have been confirmed for the virus in Maldives, 5,155 people have completely recovered from it up to date. Currently there are 2,615 active Covid-19 cases in Maldives.

Today itself 137 people were confirmed for the virus in Maldives. They were 96 Maldivians, 25 Bangladeshis, 09 Indians, 02 Sri Lankan, 02 Nepalese, 01 Filipino, 01 Russian and 01 Ghanaian.

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 66%since the lock-down easement.