COVID-19: Maldives records 370 new cases

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) on Tuesday reported 370 new positive cases of COVID-19 and 1,369 recoveries in Maldives.

Of the new cases, 217 were from the greater Male’ region, 148 from residential islands four cases from operational resorts and one case from an island under development.

To date, a total of 68,872 cases were recorded in Maldives while 51,213 people made full recoveries.

HPA also stated that currently, there are 17,461 active cases in the country, with 152 hospitalized for treatment.

Maldives is currently experiencing its worst surge since the first case was recorded in 2020. With the surge, the number of COVID-19 related fatalities are also on the rise, particularly, the number of younger victims are rapidly increasing. The country has recorded 189 fatalities as of now.

Experts urge on the importance of taking preventative measures such as social distancing, wearing masks and practising hand hygiene. Meanwhile, authorities continue stringent measures including curfews and travel restrictions in an attempt to prevent the virus from spreading.