Covid-19: Maldives records the 37th Covid-related death

A Covid-19 patient being transferred to the Villingilli Covid-19 facility | Photo: RaajjeMV

Malé, Maldives —  HPA has confirmed the death of the 37th person to pass away in Maldives due to the Covid-19 virus.

Health Protection Agency (HPA) tweeted that the deceased was a 80-year-old Maldivian male. According to HPA, the individual passed away while receiving care for the Covid-19 virus at HMF.

Until date, a total of 37 people have passed away due to the virus in Maldives. The deceased are 31 elderly Maldivian nationals, 5 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.

While a total of 11,178 people have been confirmed for the virus in Maldives, 10,097 people have completely recovered from it up to date. Currently there are only 1,038 active Covid-19 cases in Maldives. Today itself 24 people were confirmed for the virus in Maldives. They are 20 locals and 04 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.