Covid-19: 741 additional cases recorded in Maldives!

Malé road traffic | Photo: Corporate Maldives

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has recorded a total of 741 Covid-19 cases today.

In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 741 cases, 560 were from the Malé area, while 156 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included 25 case from operational resorts which brought up the total active cases in the country to 15,958.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 44,523 out of which 28,459 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 262 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 97 deaths till date including three deaths recorded today alone. Health Protection Agency (HPA) had reported that an 83 year old Maldivian male admitted at HMF died of the virus today. In addition to this Hulhumalé facility also recorded additional deaths this morning of an 81 year old male admitted at the facility and a 30 year old Maldivian female.