Covid-19: Over 100 cases recorded in Malé

Random samples being taken around Malé City | Photo: Sun

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has revealed that 142 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the Maldives, with 112 originating from the greater Malé area.

In the statistics released by HPA show that out of the 142 cases, 112 were from the Malé area, while 11 cases were recorded from inhibited island. The figures also included the 19 new found cases from operational resorts which brought up the total active cases in the country to 2,371.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 21,961 out of which 19,519 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of March 15, 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 118 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.