COVID-19: Over 20,000 people recovered in Maldives

Covid-19 frontline worker | Photo: Avas

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has revealed that including yesterdays 107 people who recovered, the total number of recoveries in Maldives has reached a total of 20,004 people.

While 88 percent of the people have recovered until yesterday, 140 new cases of Covid-19 were also recorded in the Maldives.

Statistics released by HPA show that out of the 140 cases, 102 were from the Malé area, while 17 cases were recorded from inhibited island. The figures also included the 14 new found cases from operational resorts. In addition to this, 6 cases from live aboard and one case from an island under construction were recorded. With these cases, the total active cases in the country stands at 2,436.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 22,513out of which 20,004 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of March 21, 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 95 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 66 deaths in connection to Covid-19. The deceased are 59 Maldivian nationals, 6 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.