Covid-19: Additional 29 confirmed cases and 18 recoveries

  • Total confirmed cases: 12,384
  • Current active cases: 926
  • Complete recoveries: 11,406
  • Total deaths: 45
Healthcare workers in the Maldives | Photo: Health Protection Agency

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) announces additional 29 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and only 18 recoveries over the past 24 hours.

HPA disclosed that, between 6pm of November 17th, and 6pm of November 18th, additional 29 people were confirmed for the virus in Maldives. They are:

  • 19 Maldivians 
  • 10 Foreigners

24 of the confirmed 29 cases were recorded from the greater Malé area and the remaining 05 were from the resorts and atolls of Maldives.

There are currently 29 resorts in Maldives with active cases including 48 tourists and 90 staffs. The islands that have active cases outside of the Malé city according to HPA are:

  • Hdh. Kulhuffushi: 01 case
  • Hdh. Kumundhoo: 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 29 cases that were confirmed over the past 24 hours, Maldives now has a total of 12,384 confirmed Covid-19 cases. However, currently among these cases, there are only 926 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 29 people tested positive for the virus today, 18 people have completely recovered from the virus over the past 24 hours according to HPA. Along with these 18 recoveries, the total recoveries has now reached 11,406. The recovery rate of Maldives has increased rapidly from less than 60% to 92% 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 317 people in the isolation facilities of Maldives and 63 people are currently hospitalized due to the virus.