Covid-19: Confirmed cases in Maldives surpasses 11,000

  • Total 11,062 confirmed cases
  • 9,880 complete recoveries
  • 1,140 active cases
  • 35 deceased
Photo shows a police officer on the street during curfew hours imposed on the Male' city area as a precautionary measure against the Covid-19 virus | Photo: Sun

Malé, Maldives — HPA announces additional 69 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 47 recoveries over the past 24 hours.

HPA disclosed that, between 6pm of October 13th, and 6pm of October 14th, additional 69 people were confirmed for the virus in Maldives. They are:

  • 29 Maldivians 
  • 40 Foreigners

While 63 of the confirmed 69 cases were recorded from the greater Malé area, the remaining 03 were from the atolls of Maldives.

With these 69 cases that were confirmed over the past 24 hours, Maldives now has a total of 11,062 confirmed Covid-19 cases. However, currently among these cases, there are only 1,140 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. In addition to this, the number of recoveries in Maldives has also increased by a great extent.

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

  • HA. Hoarafushi: 05 cases
  • HA. Dhidhoo: 05 cases
  • HA. Kelaa: 01 case
  • Hdh. Kulhudhuffushi: 07 cases
  • Hdh. Kurinbi: 01 case
  • Sh. Foakaidhoo: 01 case
  • R. Vaadhoo: 04 cases
  • R. Ungoofaaru: 01 case
  • B. Eydhafushi: 01 case
  • Lh. Naifaru: 01 case
  • AA. Thoddu: 01 case
  • Adh. Maamigili: 01 case
  • F. Nilandhoo: 01 case
  • Th. Veymandoo: 01 case
  • Th. Madifushi: 01 case
  • L. Gan: 03 case
  • L. Kahdhoo: 58 cases
  • Ga. Kanduhulhudhoo: 01 case
  • Ga. Kolamaafushi: 01 case
  • Gdh. Thinadhoo: 03 cases
  • S. Gan: 55 cases

While 69 people tested positive for the virus today, 47 people has also completely recovered from the virus over the past 24 hours according to HPA. Along with these 47 recoveries, the recovery cases in Maldives has now reached 9,880. The recovery rate has increased rapidly from less than 60% to 89% over the past few days.

Up to date, 35 people have passed away from Covid-19 in Maldives. The deceased are 29 elderly Maldivian nationals, 5 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.

Currently there are 367 people in the isolation facilities of Maldives and 61 people are currently hospitalized due to the virus.