Covid-19: Additional 85 cases recorded in Maldives

Malé City streets after Covid-19 protective measures were eased. | Photo: Mihaaru.

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has revealed that 85 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported from the Maldives today.

In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 85 cases, 39 were from the Malé area, while 38 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included the 08 new found cases from operational resorts which brought up the total active cases in the country to 2,627.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 25,844 out of which 23,141 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of April 14, 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 57 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.