Covid-19: 1,007 additional cases recorded in Maldives!

Police and MNDF officers at a checkpoint in Malé | Photo: Maldives Police Service

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has recorded a total of 1,007 Covid-19 cases today.

In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 1,007 cases, 793 were from the Malé area, while 183 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included 26 case from operational resorts and 05 from live aboard which brought up the total active cases in the country to 15,666.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 43,782 out of which 28,013 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of May 15, 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 260 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.

Since the country recorded its first case of Covid-19, Maldives has reported 94 deaths till date.