BREAKING: Situation in Maldives goes from bad to worse with 601 recorded cases today!

Health Professionals at Hulhumale Covid-19 facility. | Photo: Mihaaru

Malé, Maldives – Maldives records the highest number of daily Covid-19 cases since the pandemic hit the tiny island nation with 601 cases today. 

In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 601 cases, 440 were from the Malé area, while 141 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included 11 cases from industrial islands which brought up the total active cases in the country to 6,508.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 31,931 out of which 25,340 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of May 4, 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 181 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.