Covid-19: Confirmed cases surpasses 14,000 in Maldives

  • Total confirmed cases: 14,040
  • Current active cases: 705
  • Complete recoveries: 13,279
  • Total deaths: 49
Frontline workers during a drill held at reclaimed suburb Hulhumalé | Photo: Mihaaru

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) announces additional 52 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 41 recoveries over the past 24 hours, taking the total confirmed Covid-19 cases above 14,000.

11 of the confirmed 52 cases were recorded from the greater Malé area, 06 from the atolls of Maldives, the remaining 34 cases from the operational resorts in Maldives and 01 live aboard.

With these 52 cases that were confirmed over the past 24 hours, Maldives now has a total of 14,040 confirmed Covid-19 cases. However, currently among these cases, there are only 705 active cases present in 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 52 people tested positive for the virus today, 41 people have completely recovered from the virus over the past 24 hours. Along with these 41 recoveries, the total recoveries has now reached 13,279. The recovery rate has increased rapidly from less than 60% to 94% over the past months.

Up to date, 49 people have passed away from Covid-19 in Maldives. The deceased are 42 Maldivian nationals, 6 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.