Covid-19: Over 27,000 total cases, 24,000 recoveries recorded in Maldives!

People seen carrying goods at Malé City bazaar area | Photo: Avas

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has revealed that the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 27,084 out of which 24,065 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of April 22, 2021 including todays 164 cases.

In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 164 cases, 67 were from the Malé area, while 68 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included the 24 new found cases from operational resorts, 3 cases from islands under development and 2 case from industrial islands which brought up the total active cases in the country to 2,939.

While the country is currently riding one of the worst waves that has hit the country in terms of the pandemic, currently there are 90 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.