Covid-19: 186 new cases recorded in Maldives

MACL staff carrying out vaccination for airport pass holders | Photo: Sun

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has revealed that 186 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the Maldives, with 151 originating from the greater Malé area alone.

Statistics released by HPA show that out of the 186 cases, 151 were from the Malé area, while 14 cases were recorded from inhibited island. The figures also included the 20 new found cases from operational resorts which brought up the total active cases in the country to 2,433.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 22,147 out of which 19,642 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of March 18, 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 121 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 65 deaths in connection to Covid-19. The deceased are 58 Maldivian nationals, 6 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.