COVID-19: Cases surge above 1900 in the islands!

Photo: L.Gan regional hospital

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) informs that there are 1,902 active cases in the islands, including 1,342 locals and 560 foreigners.

The latest statistics released by HPA show that 25 islands are under monitoring status and 6 islands have recorded over a 100 cases.

These islands include B. Eydhafushi (146 cases), Lh. Naifaru (272 cases), AA. Mathiveri (218 cases), K. Himmafushi (104 cases) and L. Maandhoo (253 cases).

The highest number of recorded cases are at budget tourist island K. Maafushi with 350 cases.

The 25 islands under monitoring are Lh Naifaru. (placed under monitoring on 23-3-21), ADh Maamigili (04-04-21), Th Veymandoo (09-04-21), Th Madifushi (16-04-21), AA Bodufolhudhoo (19-04-21), B Eydhafushi (19-04-21), K Hinmafushi (19-04-21), K. Gulhi (20-04-21), K Maafushi (20-04-21), AA Mathiveri (21-04-21), L Maandhoo (23-04-21), L Gan (24-04-21), L Fonadhoo (24-04-21), GDh Thinadhoo (24-04-21), AA Ukulhas (27-04-21), K Thulusdhoo. (27-04-21), L Dhanbidhoo (28-04-21), AA Rasdhoo. (30-04-21), M Kolhufushi (30-04-21), Addu city (01-05-21), ADh Dhangethi (01-05-21), HA Dhidhdhoo (01-05-21), F Feeali (02-05-21), HDh Kulhudhuffushi (02-05-21), and AA Himandhoo (02-05-21).

HPA has also announced a ban on inter-island travel starting from May 4, 2021 onward to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the Maldives.

The island nation recorded 508 cases yesterday, of which 276 were from the Malé area, while 185 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included the 12 new found cases from operational resorts, 03 cases from live aboard and 32 cases from industrial islands which brought up the total active cases in the country to 5,594.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 30,745 out of which 25,068 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of May 2, 2021.