Covid-19: Over 1200 active cases in 63 islands!

Frontline volunteer workers in Maldives | Photo: HEOC

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) informs that there are 1261 active cases spread across 63 islands in the Maldives.

Head of Preparedness, Abdulla Mauroof said that while a large number of islands (23) are under monitoring status, 6 islands have recorded over a 100 cases.

These islands include B. Eydhafushi with 121 cases (119 locals, 2 foreigners), Lh. Naifaru with 130 cases (125 locals, 5 foreigners), AA. Mathiveri with 171 cases (165 locals, 6 foreigners), Th. Veymandoo with 145 cases (137 locals, 8 foreigners) and L. Maandhoo with 126 cases (8 locals, 118 foreigners).

The highest number of recorded cases are at budget tourist island K. Maafushi with 209 cases (178 locals, 31 foreigners).

Statistics released by HPA detailed that 464 cases were recorded yesterday; out of which 207 were from the Malé area, while 146 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included the 14 new found cases from operational resorts, 03 cases from live aboard, 01 case from an island under development and 93 case from industrial islands which brought up the total active cases in the country to 4,396.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 29,052 out of which 24,575 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of April 28, 2021.