Covid-19: Over 26,000 total cases recorded in Maldives!

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Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has revealed that total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in Maldives had reached 26,021 with todays 82 new cases.

In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 82 cases, 40 were from the Malé area, while 24 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included the 18 new found cases from operational resorts which brought up the total active cases in the country to 2,584.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 26,021 out of which 23,360 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of April 16, 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 53 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 68 deaths in connection to Covid-19. The deceased are 61 Maldivian nationals, 6 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.