Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has revealed that the country has recorded a total of 25,053 cases including 145 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the Maldives today.
In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 145 cases, 85 were from the Malé area, while 39 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included the 19 new found cases from operational resorts and 2 cases from industrial islands which brought up the total active cases in the country to 3,079.
While the country is currently riding one of the worst waves that has hit the country in terms of the pandemic, currently there are 73 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.