Covid-19: 704 additional cases recorded in Maldives!

A medical worker wearing full protective gear takes a swab sample from a man to be tested for the Covid-19 on a street in Male on June 5, 2020 | Photo: Ahmed Shurau

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has reported that 704 Covid-19 cases had been reported today out of the 5,181 samples taken. 

In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 704 cases, 407 were from the Malé area, while 271 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included 18 case from operational resorts and 08 cases from islands under development which brought the total active cases in the country to 23,909.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 65,868 out of which 41,779 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of June 2, 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 197 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 171 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