BREAKING: 1,091 cases – 791 cases in last 24hrs, 300 cases from backlog!

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

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has recorded a total of 1,091 Covid-19 cases including 791 cases from last 24 hours and 300 from backlog.

In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 1,091 cases, 933 were from the Malé area, while 147 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included 06 cases from operational resorts, 03 cases from live aboard and 02 from islands under development which brought up the total active cases in the country to 9,423.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 35,815 out of which 26,299 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of May 9, 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 250 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 Maldives recoded an additional Covid-19 death today, the total number of deaths has reached a 84.