Covid-19: Additional 157 cases recorded in Maldives!

Random sampling ongoing in Malé City | Photo: Sun

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has revealed that additional 157 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the Maldives.

In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 157 cases, 71 were from the Malé area, while 72 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included the 12 new found cases from operational resorts and 2 case from industrial islands which brought up the total active cases in the country to 2,735.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 26,505 out of which 23,691 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of April 19, 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 68 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 71 deaths in connection to Covid-19. The deceased are 64 Maldivian nationals, 6 Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino national.