BREAKING: Man succumbs to Covid-19 in Maafushi, 3rd death today

Frontline volunteer workers in Maldives | Photo: HEOC

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency informed that a 74 year old Maldivian male in K. Maafushi declared dead at 09:45, tested positive for Covid-19.

This is the third Covid-19 related death in Maldives today and also the 87tg Covid-19 death in Maldives.

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.