BREAKING: 2,194 additional cases recorded in Maldives!

Random sample collection in Addu City | Photo: The Times of Addu

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has recorded a total of 2,194 Covid-19 cases today.

In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 2,194 cases, 1,698 were from the Malé area, while 467 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included 29 case from operational resorts which brought up the total active cases in the country to 20,276.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 50,802 out of which 30,403 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of May 20, 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 280 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 114 deaths till date including two deaths which were recorded today.