Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has revealed that additional 402 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the Maldives.
With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 30,237 out of which 24,934 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of May 01, 2021.
In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 402 cases, 174 were from the Malé area, while 179 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included the 06 new found cases from operational resorts, 43 cases from industrial islands which brought up the total active cases in the country to 5,221.
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 161 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 74 deaths in connection to Covid-19. The deceased are 66 Maldivian nationals, 6 Bangladeshi nationals, an Indian national and a Filipino national.