Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has revealed that number of daily cases dropped below 100 for the first time since February 1, 2021.
HPA reported a total of 98 new cases of Covid-19 cases being recorded over the past 24hrs in the Maldives, along with 143 recoveries.
In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 98 cases, 78 were from the Malé area, while 6 cases were recorded from inhibited island. The figures also included the 14 new found cases from operational resorts which brought up the total active cases in the country to 2,613.
With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 20,663 out of which 17,979 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of March 6, 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 161 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 64 deaths in connection to Covid-19. The deceased are 57 Maldivian nationals, 6 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.