Covid-19: Additional 139 cases recorded in Maldives

Random sampling ongoing in Malé City | Photo: Sun

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has revealed that 139 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the Maldives, along with 133 recoveries.

In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 139 cases, 89 were from the Malé area, while 31 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 2,497.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 22,929 out of which 20,359 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of March 24, 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 103 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.