Maldives records the 38th covid-related death

Frontline workers ready to assist Covid-19 patients to isolation facilities. | Photo via RaajjeMV

Malé, Maldives —  HPA has confirmed the death of the 38th person to pass away in Maldives due to the Covid-19 virus.

Health Protection Agency (HPA) tweeted that the deceased was a 60-year-old Maldivian male. According to HPA, the individual passed away while receiving care for the Covid-19 virus in Dh. Atoll hospital.

Until date, a total of 38 people have passed away due to the virus in Maldives. The deceased are 32 elderly Maldivian nationals, 5 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.

While a total of 11,643 people have been confirmed for the virus in Maldives, 10,779 people have completely recovered from it up to date. Currently there are only 1,776 active Covid-19 cases in Maldives. Today itself 27 people were confirmed for the virus in Maldives. They are 16 locals and 11 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.