Just in: Maldives confirms 57th Covid-19 death

Coffin being carried out | Photo: One

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has just confirmed that last night at 08:12pm, an 78-year-old Maldivian female admitted at Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) has passed away from the Covid-19 virus.

This is the 57th Covid-19 death in the Maldives spacing over a period of nearly one year. To date, 50 Maldivian nationals, 6 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national have passed away from the virus in Maldives.

As of today, Maldives has recorded 17,507 positive cases of Covid-19 within the island nation. While 15,143 recoveries have been recorded Maldives just now recorded its 57th death due to the virus.

HPA and health professionals urge the public to adhere to the guidelines set by the authorities to minimize the spread of the virus. HPA has recently extended the vehicle operation ban in Malé as well from 1800 to 0600.