COVID-19: Maldives record 246 new cases

Random sampling being carried out in Addu City | Photo: adduLIVE

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has reported that 224 Covid-19 cases had been reported yesterday out of the 3,734 samples taken. 

As per the agency’s statistics, out of the new cases, 113 were from the Greater Malé area, while 104 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included seven cases from operational resorts, bringing the total active cases in the country to 9,326.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 70,301 out of which 60,769 patients have made full recoveries to date. 

Maldives has been slowly recovering from one of the worst waves since its first case of community spread in April 2020.

Currently, there are 88 patients receiving hospitalized care for the virus throughout the country. With the 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 practising hand hygiene.

So far Maldives has recorded 197 Covid-19 related fatalities since the pandemic began.