Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) announces additional 94 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 22 recoveries over the past 24 hours.
HPA disclosed that, between 6pm of November 19 and 6pm of November 20, additional 94 people were confirmed positive for the virus in Maldives. They are:
- 38 Maldivians
- 56 Foreigners
49 of the confirmed 94 cases were recorded from the greater Malé area and the remaining 45 were from the resorts and atolls of Maldives. Out of these 45 cases, 42 cases were recorded related to the Rah Falhu Huraa project. This project consists of the construction of four artificial 5-start resorts in North Male atoll of Maldives.
There are currently 27 resorts in Maldives with active cases including 42 tourists and 158 staffs. The islands that have active cases outside of the Malé city according to HPA are:
- Hdh. Kulhudhuffushi: 01 case
- Hdh. Neykurendhoo: 01 case
- Hdh. Kumundhoo: 01 case
- Sh. Lhaimagu: 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
With these 94 cases that were confirmed over the past 24 hours, Maldives now has a total of 12,546 confirmed Covid-19 cases. However, currently among these cases, there are only 997 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 94 people tested positive for the virus today, 22 people have completely recovered from the virus over the past 24 hours according to HPA. Along with these 22 recoveries, the total recoveries has now reached 11,497. The recovery rate 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 320 people in the isolation facilities of Maldives and 80 people are currently hospitalized due to the virus.