Covid-19: 1,465 additional cases recorded in Maldives!

Police checkpoint | Photo: Maldives Police

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has recorded a total of 1,465 Covid-19 cases yesterday.

In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 1,465 cases, 1,213 were from the Malé area, while 244 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included 08 case from operational resorts which brought up the total active cases in the country to 18,331.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 47,421 out of which 29,086 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of May 18, 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 105 deaths till date.