BREAKING: Maldives records 85th Covid-19 death

Burial of a Covid-19 patient succumbing to the disease in Maldives | Photo: MNDF

Malé, Maldives – An additional person has passed away due to Covid-19 earlier today.

According to the information received, a 76 year old female has passed away due to the virus bringing the total number of deaths in the island nation to 85.

This comes while 80 percent of ICU beds in Malé area have been filled due to the recent increase in Covid-19 cases in the country. While Maldives has been recording Covid-19 deaths on a daily basis in the past couple of days, 9 deaths were recoded in last Thursday and Friday.

In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that 1,091 cases were recorded in the country yesterday, out of which 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.