BREAKING: 1,216 additional cases recorded in Maldives!

A policeman in a Malé street | Photo: Fayaaz Moosa

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has recorded a total of 1,216 Covid-19 cases today.

According to HPA, the figures include 836 cases from the past 24 hours and the remaining 380 cases were from backlogged samples.

In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 1,216 cases, 1,013 were from the Malé area, while 201 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included 01 case from operational resorts and another case from live aboard which brought up the total active cases in the country to 13,784.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 41,308 out of which 27,428 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of May 13, 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 259 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.