Covid-19: Additional 21 confirmed cases and 33 recoveries

Health Professionals at Hulhumale Covid-19 facility. | Photo: Mihaaru

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) announces additional 21 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 33 recoveries over the past 24 hours.

20 of the confirmed 21 cases were recorded from the greater Malé area, one was from an operational resort.

With these 21 cases that were confirmed over the past 24 hours, Maldives now has a total of 13,070 confirmed Covid-19 cases. However, currently among these cases, there are 1,015 active cases present in the Maldives. This is the first time active cases in Maldives has increased above 1,000 over the past months.

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 21 people tested positive for the virus today, 33 people have completely recovered from the virus over the past 24 hours according to HPA. Along with these 33 recoveries, the total recoveries has now reached 11,968. The recovery rate has increased rapidly from less than 60% to 91% over the past months.

Up to date, 47 people have passed away from Covid-19 in Maldives. The deceased are 40 Maldivian nationals, 6 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.