Covid-19: 41 pregnant woman have tested positive

Health Protection Agency (HPA)’s Epidemiologist Dr. Ibrahim Afzal speaking at a press conference held by Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC) | Photo: HEOC

Male’, Maldives – Health Emergency Operation Center (HEOC) has revealed that so far, 41 pregnant women have tested positive for Covid-19 in the country.

Speaking at the HEOC press conference, Health Protection Agency (HPA)’s Epidemiologist Dr. Ibrahim Afzal revealed that although 41 expectant women tested positive for the coronavirus, none of them have been reported to have gone through any complications during birth.

He also added that none of the new borns tested positive for the virus either.

Dr. Afzal further stated that the number of cases among pregnant women, in comparison to other groups in the high risk category is significantly less. However, he stressed that they have to be given special care, as they are carrying a life.

As the virus continues to spread fast in the country, the total number of Covid-19 cases confirmed in the Maldives has exceeded 8,000, with 83 cases on Monday alone.