Covid-19: 167 new cases recorded in Maldives

Healthcare workers collecting samples for Covid-19 testing. | Photo: Health Protection Agency

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has revealed that 167 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported from the Maldives during the past 24 hours.

In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 167 cases, 86 were from the Malé area, while 59 cases were recorded from inhabited islands, the figures also included the 21 new found cases from operational resorts, the 1 case from an industrial island which brought up the total active cases in the country to 2,780.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 23,838 out of which 20,984 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of March 30, 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 91 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.