Covid-19: Additional 59 confirmed cases and 103 recoveries

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

Malé, Maldives — HPA announces additional 59 confirmed cases and 103 recoveries over the past 24 hours.

HPA disclosed that, between 6pm of September 27, and 6pm of September 28, additional 59 people were confirmed for the virus in Maldives. They are:

  • 47 Maldivians
  • 12 Foreigners

Among the confirmed 59 cases, 54 cases were found from the Greater Male’ area and the remaining 05 were from the atolls of Maldives.

With these 59 cases that were confirmed over the past 24 hours, Maldives now has a total of 10,157 confirmed Covid-19 cases. However, currently among these cases, there are only 1,166 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. While the majority of the confirmed cases were initially of foreign nationals, the lock-down easement on the capital city Malé, resulted in having a large proportion of Maldivian nationals confirming positive for the virus.

However, the number of cases is now decreasing, as the peak appears to have tipped for the better.

The islands and resorts that have active cases outside of the Malé city according to HPA are:

  • HA. Lhavandhoo: 07 cases
  • Hdh. Hiramaradhoo: 01 case
  • Hdh. Kulhudhuffushi: 01 case
  • Sh. Kanditheem: 01 case
  • Sh. Maroshi: 01 case
  • Sh. Feevah: 01 case
  • N. Manadhoo: 01 case
  • R. Rasmaadhoo: 01 case
  • B. Dharavandhoo: 01 case
  • Lh. Naifaru: 03 cases
  • AA. Maalhos: 01 case
  • Adh. Kunburudhoo: 02 cases
  • Dh. Kudahuvadhoo: 01 case
  • Dh. Hulhudheli: 01 case
  • Th. Veymendhoo: 01 case
  • Ga. Villingili: 02 case
  • Ga. Maamendhoo: 06 case
  • Gdh. Gahdhoo: 01 case
  • Gdh. Hoadedhhoo: 11 cases
  • Gdh. Thinadhoo: 01 cases
  • S. Gan: 01 case
  • S. Hulhudhoo: 01 case

While 59 people tested positive for the virus today, 103 people completely recovered from the virus over the past 24 hours according to HPA. Along with these 103 recoveries, the recovery cases in Maldives has now reached 8,950. The recovery rate has increased rapidly from less than 60% to 88% over the past few days.

Up to date, 34 people have passed away from Covid-19 in Maldives. The deceased are 28 elderly Maldivian nationals, 5 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.

Currently there are 612 people in the isolation facilities of Maldives and 82 people are hospitalized due to the virus.