Covid-19: 703 additional cases recorded today!

Health worker seen taking Covid-19 samples | Photo: Hussain Waheed

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has revealed that additional 703 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the Maldives.

In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 703 cases, 526 were from the Malé area, while 167 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included 07 cases from operational resorts and 03 cases from industrial islands which brought up the total active cases in the country to 7,607.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 33,368 out of which 25,675 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of May 6, 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 203 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 78 deaths in connection to Covid-19. The deceased are 70 Maldivian nationals, 6 Bangladeshi nationals, a Filipino national and two Indian nationals.