Covid-19: Additional death recorded in Maldives!

Gravedigger seen at a cemetery in Maldives amid the increasing deaths due to Covid-19 | Photo: Mihaaru

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has reported that a 62 year old person has passed away earlier this morning due to Covid-19.

The person had passed away while being treated at Hulhumalé Medical Facility at 12:48 this morning totaling the country’s fatalities due to the virus to 172.

While Maldives had recorded 704 cases yesterday according to the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that 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.