Covid-19: Daily cases drop below 500 for first time since May 2nd

Heavy traffic seen in the capital city of Malé amid the lockdown announced | Photo: Adhadhu

Malé, Maldives – Number of daily Covid-19 cases has dropped below 500 for the first time since May 2, 2021 yesterday as Maldives reported 432 cases.

In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 432 cases, 249 were from the Malé area, while 154 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included 29 case from operational resorts which brought the total active cases in the country to 21,032.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 66,948 out of which 45,730 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of June 4, 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 213 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 181 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