Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has reported that 710 Covid-19 cases had been reported today out of the 5,310 samples taken.
In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 710 cases, 488 were from the Malé area, while 202 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included 05 case from operational resorts and 15 cases from islands under development which brought the total active cases in the country to 24,109.
With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 64,396 out of which 40,117 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of May 31, 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 204 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 161 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.