Covid-19 deaths rise to 109, 35 people pass away in May!

Burial of a person who passed away due to Covid-19 in Maldives | Photo: Mohamed Auzam

Malé, Maldives – Two Covid-19 cases were recorded this morning in the greater Malé area.

While a 73-year-old Maldivian man brought to IGMH/ER was declared dead at 7:25, a 51-year-old Indian male admitted at HMF has passed away at 08:44 within hours of each other.

These are the 108th and 109th COVID-19 death in the Maldives.

Maldives is currently going through the worst wave of Covid-19 that has hit the country since the pandemic. Cases are escalating in the islands with limited infrastructure to handle treatment, and authorities rushing to increase capacity in both Malé and islands.

Currently there are 268 patients receiving hospitalized care for the virus throughout the country.

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.