BREAKING: Maldives records additional Covid-19 death from Laamu atoll

Burial of a Covid-19 patient succumbing to the disease in Maldives | Photo: MNDF

Laamu Atoll, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) informs that a 36 year old Nepali male admitted in Laamu Covid-19 Management Facility was declared dead at 02:00.

This marks the 113th COVID-19 death in the Maldives.

Laamu atoll recorded two Covid-19 deaths yesterday, the the 107th and 106th death recorded in the country.

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.

According to statistics released by Health Protection Agency (HPA), it was detailed that out of the 1,187 cases recorded yesterday, 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.