Covid-19: Additional 131 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 131 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the Maldives, along with 145 recoveries.

In the statistics released by HPA show that out of the 131 cases, 92 were from the Malé area, while 10 cases were recorded from inhibited island. The figures also included the 29 new found cases from operational resorts which brought up the total active cases in the country to 2,599.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 20,794 out of which 18,124 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of March 7, 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 166 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.