Covid-19: Additional 136 cases recorded in Maldives

Patient being treated for Covid-19 in the Hulhumale' Covid-19 management facility | Photo: Covid-19 huttuvaanee aharen campaign

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has revealed that 136 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the Maldives, along with 125 recoveries.

In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 136 cases, 124 were from the Malé area, while no cases were recorded from inhibited island. The figures also included the 10 new found cases from operational resorts and two cases from live aboard, which brought up the total active cases in the country to 2,615.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 20,280 out of which 17,595 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of March 3, 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 187 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 63 deaths in connection to Covid-19. The deceased are 56 Maldivian nationals, 6 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.