Covid-19: 50 pregnant women positive, one on ventilator

Health Professionals at Hulhumale Covid-19 facility. | Photo: Mihaaru

Malé, Maldives — A doctor of IGMH has informed that there are currently 50 pregnant women who have tested positive for Covid-19 in the Maldives.

Dr. Mohamed Ali from IGMH tweeted last night to inform that around 50 pregnant women have tested positive for Covid-19 in the Maldive and that one of them is in ventilator support.

Dr. Ali encouraged the citizens to immediately call the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology via 3308234 for emergency obstetric care of pregnant women who have tested positive for Covid-19 or are suspected to have the virus.

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 96 deaths till date.