Covid-19: 241 new cases recorded in Maldives!

Rapid Response Team (RRT) operates in the streets of Male' City to conduct COVID-19 tests on May 28, 2020 | Photo: Fayaz Moosa

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has revealed that 241 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 241 cases, 73 were from the Malé area, while 74 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included the 15 new found cases from operational resorts and the 79 case from an industrial island which brought up the total active cases in the country to 2,849.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 24,079 out of which 21,155 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of March 31, 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 99 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 67 deaths in connection to Covid-19. The deceased are 60 Maldivian nationals, 6 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.