Covid-19: Additional 149 cases recorded in Maldives

During a Covid-19 drill in Hulhumalé | Photo: Mihaaru

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has revealed that 149 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the Maldives, along with 138 recoveries.

In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 149 cases, 120 were from the Malé area, while 4 cases were recorded from inhibited island. The figures also included the 18 new found cases from operational resorts which brought up the total active cases in the country to 2,447.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 22,662 out of which 20,142 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of March 22, 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 90 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.