Covid-19: Additional 71 confirmed cases and 19 recoveries

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Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) announces additional 71 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 19 recoveries over the past 24 hours.

HPA disclosed that, between 6pm of November 4th, and 6pm of November 5th, additional 71 people were confirmed for the virus in Maldives. They are:

  • 15 Maldivians 
  • 56 Foreigners

60 of the confirmed 71 cases were recorded from the greater Malé area and the remaining 11 were from the atolls of Maldives.

With these cases that were confirmed over the past 24 hours, Maldives now has a total of 11,893 confirmed Covid-19 cases. However, currently among these cases, there are only 838 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.

While 26 people tested positive for the virus today, 19 people have completely recovered from the virus over the past 24 hours according to HPA. Along with these 19 recoveries, the total recoveries has now reached 11,010. The recovery rate has increased rapidly from less than 60% to 92% over the past month.

Up to date, 38 people have passed away from Covid-19 in Maldives. The deceased are 32 elderly Maldivian nationals, 5 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national. Currently there are 185 people in the isolation facilities of Maldives and 56 people are currently hospitalized due to the virus.