Covid-19: Additional 1,187 cases recorded in Maldives!

Random sampling being carried out in Addu City | Photo: The Times of Addu

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has recorded a total of 1,187 Covid-19 cases yesterday.

In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 1,187 cases, 965 were from the Malé area, while 214 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included 02 case from live aboard which brought up the total active cases in the country to 18,843.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 48,608 out of which 29,644 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of May 19, 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 274 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 112 deaths till date including 7 casualties reported today alone.