Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) announces additional 110 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and only 27 recoveries over the past 24 hours.
HPA disclosed that, between 6pm of November 15th, and 6pm of November 16th, additional 110 people were confirmed for the virus in Maldives. They are:
- 31 Maldivians
- 79 Foreigners
86 of the confirmed 110 cases were recorded from the greater Malé area and the remaining 24 were from the resorts and atolls of Maldives. After over a month, this is the first time Maldives has recorded daily cases above two digit figures. These increase in the number of confirmed cases are from:
- Rahfalhu Huraa (a resort in progress) – 20 cases.
- MACL Cargo department – 10 cases.
- Staffs from the development project of the airport – 38 cases.
There are currently 26 resorts in Maldives with active cases including 52 tourists and 128 staffs. The islands that have active cases outside of the Malé city according to HPA are:
- Hdh. Hanimaadhoo: 01 case
- Sh. Komandoo: 01 case
- Sh. Feydhoo: 01 case
- B. Kendhoo: 01 case
- B. Fulhadhoo: 02 cases
- K. Hura: 01 case
- K. Maafushi: 04 cases
- GA. Nilandhoo: 01 case
- Gdh. Nadella: 01 case
- Gdh. Hoadedhdhoo: 01 case
With these cases that were confirmed over the past 24 hours, Maldives now has a total of 12,314 confirmed Covid-19 cases. However, currently among these cases, there are only 947 active cases present in the Maldives.
Easing the lock-down measures in the Capital of Maldives, Malé city, has contributed immensely 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 110 people tested positive for the virus today, only 27 people have completely recovered from the virus over the past 24 hours according to HPA. Along with these 27 recoveries, the total recoveries has now reached 11,316. The recovery rate has increased rapidly from less than 60% to 91% over the past months.
Up to date, 45 people have passed away from Covid-19 in Maldives. The deceased are 38 Maldivian nationals, 6 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national. Currently there are 277 people in the isolation facilities of Maldives and 59 people are currently hospitalized due to the virus.