Covid-19: Maldives records 157 new cases and 135 recoveries

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

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has revealed that 157 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the Maldives, along with 135 recoveries.

In the statement released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 157 cases, 103 were from the Malé area, while 20 were from inhibited island. The figures also included the 34 new found cases from operational resorts, which brought up the total active cases in the country to 2,506.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country gas reached 18,769 out of which 16,196 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of 21st February, 2021.

While the country is currently riding one of the worst waves that has hit the country in terms of the pandemic, currently there are 162 patients receiving hospitalized care for the virus throughout the country. With majority of the hospitalized patients being in the capital, experts continuously reiterate the importance of taking preventive steps against Covid-19, such as maintaining adequate physical distancing, wearing masks and practicing hand hygiene.

Since the country recorded its first case of Covid-19, Maldives has reported 60 deaths in connection to Covid-19.