BREAKING: 1,501 additional cases recorded in Maldives!

Police during vehicle ban hours in Malé City | Photo: Police

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has recorded a total of 1,501 Covid-19 cases today.

According to HPA, the figures include 662 cases from the past 24 hours and the remaining 839 cases were from backlogged samples.

In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 1,501 cases, 1,229 were from the Malé area, while 265 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included 07 cases from operational resorts which brought up the total active cases in the country to 11,629.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 38,520 out of which 26,795 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of May 11, 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 247 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 87.