BREAKING: Covid-19 cases at an all time high, 734 cases!

People waiting at the traffic light to cross Sinamalé Bridge which links the islands of Malé, Hulhulé and Hulhumalé | Photo: Nishan Ali

Malé, Maldives – Maldives records the highest number of daily Covid-19 cases since the pandemic hit the tiny island nation with 734 cases today. 

In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 734 cases, 540 were from the Malé area, while 186 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included 01 cases from industrial islands which brought up the total active cases in the country to 7,109.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 32,665 out of which 25,473 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of May 5, 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 198 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.