Covid-19: 300 new cases recorded in Maldives!

Random sampling ongoing in Malé City | Photo: Sun

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has revealed that 300 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 300 cases, 94 were from the Malé area, while 96 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included the 15 new found cases from operational resorts and the 95 case from an industrial island which brought up the total active cases in the country to 3,022.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 24,379 out of which 21,282 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of April 1, 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 101 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.