Covid-19: Additional 132 cases recorded in Maldives!

Covid-19 frontline worker taking a random sample in Malé City | Photo: Avas

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has revealed that 132 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 132 cases, 56 were from the Malé area, while 54 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included the 22 new found cases from operational resorts which brought up the total active cases in the country to 3,084.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 25,436 out of which 22,276 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of April 9, 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 82 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.