Covid-19: Additional 166 cases recorded in Maldives!

Rapid Response Team (RRT) operating in Male' City to conduct COVID-19 tests. | Photo: Fayaz Moosa

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has revealed that the 166 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the Maldives today, along with 89 recoveries.

In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 166 cases, 91 were from the Malé area, while 52 cases were recorded from inhibited island. The figures also included the 11 new found cases from operational resorts, 11 cases from live aboards and 1 case from an industrial island which brought up the total active cases in the country to 2,712.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 23,403 out of which 20,618 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of March 27, 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 98 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.