Malé, Maldives – Maldives records the highest number of daily Covid-19 cases since the pandemic hit the tiny island nation with 465 cases today.
In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 465 cases, 193 were from the Malé area, while 242 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included the 25 new found cases from operational resorts, 05 cases from live aboard which brought up the total active cases in the country to 4,978.
With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 29,835 out of which 24,775 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of April 30, 2021.
While the country is currently going through one of the worst waves that has hit the country in terms of the pandemic, currently there are 146 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 73 deaths in connection to Covid-19. The deceased are 65 Maldivian nationals, 6 Bangladeshi nationals, an Indian national and a Filipino national.