Covid-19: Maldives records 7th death today!

Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) | Photo: PSM

Malé, Maldives – Maldives has recorded the 7th death this morning taking the total toll to 112.

According to sources, a 62 year old who was taken to IGMH was declared dead due to Covid. This comes while 6 additional fatalities have been recorded today.

HPA had previously informed that the deceased was a 66 year old man who passed away at 09:48 while receiving care for the virus at HMF. This is the 111th Covid-19 death in the Maldives. The 110th death this morning was recorded at 08:30 when a 63-year-old Maldivian woman admitted at HMF has passed away. 

The 109th and 108th death were a 73-year-old Maldivian man brought to IGMH/ER was declared dead at 7:25, and a 51-year-old Indian male admitted at HMF has passed away at 08:44 within hours of each other.

The the 107th was a 69-year-old Maldivian woman who passed away at 03:01 while the 106th case was recorded at 01:54 a 87-year-old with the passing of a Maldivian man. The two Covid-19 patients belonging to two islands, admitted at the L. Gan Covid-19 facility on Monday night passed away within 2 days of admission.

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.