Maldives records the 33rd Covid-related death

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Malé, Maldives —  HPA has confirmed the death of the 33rd person who passed away in Maldives due to the Covid-19 virus

Health Protection Agency (HPA) tweeted that the deceased was an 79-year-old Maldivian male. According to HPA, the individual passed away while receiving care for the Covid-19 virus at DH11. This is the 33rd Covid-related death in Maldives.

Therefore, up to date, a total of 33 people have passed away due to the virus in Maldives. The deceased are 27 elderly Maldivian nationals, 5 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.

While a total of 9,243 people have been confirmed for the virus in Maldives, 7,536 people have completely recovered from it up to date. Currently there are 1,668 active Covid-19 cases in Maldives.

Today itself 70 people were confirmed for the virus in Maldives. They are 48 locals and 22 foreigners.

Since the lock-down was eased in Maldives, there has been a surge in the number of confirmed cases. However, the number of confirmed cases recorded in the past few days have reduced by a great extend.

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.