Covid-19: Confirmed cases in Maldives surpasses 12,000

  • Total confirmed cases: 12,009
  • Current active cases: 830
  • Complete recoveries: 11,132
  • Total deaths: 40
Covid-19 testing at IGMH laboratory | Photo: Yoosuf Sofwan Rasheed

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) announces additional 23 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 40 recoveries over the past 24 hours.

HPA disclosed that, between 6pm of November 8th, and 6pm of November 9th, additional 23 people were confirmed for the virus in Maldives. They are:

  • 20 Maldivians 
  • 03 Foreigners

21 of the confirmed 23 cases were recorded from the greater Malé area and the remaining 02 were from the atolls of Maldives.

With these cases that were confirmed over the past 24 hours, Maldives now has a total of 12,009 confirmed Covid-19 cases. However, currently among these cases, there are only 830 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. Kelaa: 01 case
  • Hdh. Hanimaadhoo: 01 case
  • Hdh. Neykurendhoo: 01 case
  • Hdh. Nolhivaram: 01 case
  • Sh. Komandhoo: 01 case
  • R. Rasgatheem: 01 case
  • B. Fulhadhoo: 02 cases
  • K. Huraa: 01 case
  • K. Maafushi: 05 cases
  • L. Hithadhoo: 01 case
  • Gdh. Nadella: 01 case
  • Gdh. Hoadedhdhoo: 01 case
  • S. Hithadhoo: 01 cases
  • S. Feydhoo: 01 case

While 23 people tested positive for the virus today, 40 people have completely recovered from the virus over the past 24 hours according to HPA. Along with these 40 recoveries, the total recoveries has now reached 11,132. The recovery rate has increased rapidly from less than 60% to 92% over the past months.

Up to date, 40 people have passed away from Covid-19 in Maldives. The deceased are 33 elderly Maldivian nationals, 6 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national. Currently there are 225 people in the isolation facilities of Maldives and 52 people are currently hospitalized due to the virus.