Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has recorded a total of 1,433 Covid-19 cases today.
In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 1,433 cases, 1,294 were from the Malé area, while 134 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included 05 case from operational resorts which brought up the total active cases in the country to 16,997.
With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 45,956 out of which 28,849 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of May 17, 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 268 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 101 deaths till date including four deaths recorded today alone.
HPA had just announced that a 70 year old Maldivian female who was admitted at Hulhumalé Covid Facility has passed away at 18:00 today.
In addition to this, a 56 year old Maldivian female had passed away at 04:41 this morning. This also comes while an 80 year old Maldivian female had passed away at 22:44 last night at Hulhumalé Covid-19 Facility and a 64 year old Maldivian male had passed away at 00:14 this morning at Dharumavantha Hospital Covid-19 facility DH11.