Covid-19: 341 additional cases recorded in Maldives!

Police and MNDF officers at a checkpoint in Malé | Photo: Maldives Police Service

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has reported that 341 Covid-19 cases had been reported yesterday out of the 5,190 samples taken. 

In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 341 cases, 160 were from the Malé area, while 153 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included 28 case from operational resorts which brought the total active cases in the country to 15,621.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 69,213 out of which 53,392 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of June 9, 2021. 

While the country is currently recovering from one of the worst waves that has hit the country in terms of the pandemic, currently there are 146 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 191 Covid-19 related deaths since the pandemic began.