Covid-19: Additional 196 cases recorded in Maldives

Rapid Response Teams (RRT) operate in the streets of Male' City to conduct COVID-19 tests | Photo: Sun

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has revealed that 196 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the Maldives, along with 117 recoveries.

In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 196 cases, 178 were from the Malé area, while 04 were from inhibited island. The figures also included the 12 new found cases from operational resorts, which brought up the total active cases in the country to 2,475.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 19,793 out of which 17,249 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of February 28, 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 179 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 62 deaths in connection to Covid-19. The deceased are 55 Maldivian nationals, 6 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.