BREAKING: Situation goes from bad to worse with 766 recorded cases today!

Maldives Police Officer on traffic duty seen in full PPE kit amid Covid-19 | Photo: Hussain Waheed

Malé, Maldives – Maldives records the highest number of daily Covid-19 cases since the pandemic hit the tiny island nation with 766 cases today. 

In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 766 cases, 571 were from the Malé area, while 171 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included 23 cases from operational resorts and 01 cases from industrial islands which brought up the total active cases in the country to 8,261.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 34,134 out of which 25,782 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of May 7, 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 205 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.

While the island nation has recorded 8 deaths within 48 hours, the total number of Covid-19 deaths in the country has risen to 82.