COVID-19: Maldives records 241 new cases

Inside Hulhumalé Covid-19 management facility | Photo: HEOC

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has reported that 241 Covid-19 cases had been reported yesterday out of the 4,418 samples taken. 

As per the agency’s statistics, out of the new cases, 90 were from the Greater Malé area, while 143 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included six cases from operational resorts and two from islands under development, bringing the total active cases in the country to 7,747.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 71,138 out of which 63,180 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 67 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 200 Covid-19 related fatalities since the pandemic began.