Covid-19: Maldives death toll rises to 157

Burial of a person who passed away due to Covid-19 in Maldives | Photo: Mohamed Auzam

Malé, Maldives – Maldives recorded the 157 Covid-19 death today, with the passing of a 86 year old Maldivian man admitted at DH11, at 05:35.

In addition, at 23:38 last night an 84 year old Maldivian male admitted at HMF has passed away.

This is the 156th Covid-19 death in the Maldives.

This comes while the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 60,844, with 901 new cases recorded yesterday. 36,862 Covid-19 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of May 28, 2021. 

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.