COVID-19: 128 news cases recorded in Maldives

Covid-19 frontline worker | Photo: Avas

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has revealed that 128 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the Maldives.

In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 128 cases, 91 were from the Malé area, while 11 cases were recorded from inhibited island. The figures also included the 26 new found cases from operational resorts which brought up the total active cases in the country to 2,491.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 22,790 out of which 20,226 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of 23 March 2021.

Currently there are 102 patients receiving hospitalized care for the virus throughout the country. With majority of the hospitalized patients being in the capital city Malé, 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.