Maldives records 63rd Covid-19 death

Burial of a Covid-19 patient succumbing to the disease in Maldives | Photo: MNDF

Malé, Maldives – The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has informed of the 63rd Covid-19 death in Maldives.

HPA detailed that a 67 year old Maldivian man who was brought to IGMH Emergency Room in an unresponsive state was declared dead at 06:00.

This is the 63nd COVID-19 death in the Maldives spacing over a period of nearly one year. To date, 56 Maldivian nationals, 6 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national have passed away from the virus in Maldives.

Maldives recorded 165 new cases of Covid-19 yesterday alone. With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 20,144 out of which 17,470 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of March 2, 2021.

While Maldives is currently riding one of the worst waves that has hit the country in terms of the pandemic, currently there are 186 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.