Covid-19: 1,062 additional cases recorded in Maldives

People waiting at the traffic light to cross Sinamalé Bridge which links the islands of Malé, Hulhulé and Hulhumalé | Photo: Nishan Ali

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has recorded a total of 1,062 Covid-19 cases yesterday.

In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 1,062 cases, 699 were from the Malé area, while 353 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included 09 case from non-operational resorts and 01 case from an island under development which brought up the total active cases in the country to 24,507.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 62,906 out of which 38,233 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of May 29, 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 240 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 157 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.