Covid-19: 1,299 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 1,299 Covid-19 cases yesterday.

In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 1,299 cases, 890 were from the Malé area, while 334 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included 48 case from operational resorts, 10 from liveaboards and 17 from islands under development which brought up the total active cases in the country to 24,867.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 59,644 out of which 34,621 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of May 26, 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 285 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.

Maldives has recorded 148 Covid-19 related deaths since the pandemic began.

Meanwhile, doctors are warning that Maldives that Covid-19 is out of control in the country, and everyone has to acknowledge instead of blaming one another to control the crisis. The healthcare workers are stretched to their limits

With the active health facilities in the country overburdened with Covid-19 patients, the non-Covid-19 treatments are threatened to be hampered. Medical professionals have repeatedly stressed the threat of medical facilities being overburdened to the point that they have to choose patients to treat depending on who is sicker.