Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency has reported that four additional deaths have been recorded tonight due to Covid-19.
According to HPA, a 80 year old Maldivian male had passed away at 17:40 this evening at DH17 marking the 126th casualty due to Covid-19. The 127th death was a 79 year old Maldivian female who had passed away at 18:40 at Hulhumalé Covid Facility.
128th death was a 68 year old Maldivian male who passed away at 19:53 and the 129th death was of a 78 yea fold Maldivian male who passed away at 20:13. While both of them had passed away at Hulhumalé Covid Facility marking the sixth death of the day.
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.
In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 1,960 cases recorded yesterday, 1518 were from the Malé area, while 431 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included 11 case from operational resorts which brought up the total active cases in the country to 22,421.
With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 54,365 out of which 31,812 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of May 22, 2021. Maldives has recorded a total of 124 Covid-19 deaths since the pandemic began.