COVID-19: Maldives record additional 253 cases

Healthcare workers seen while taking random samples in Addu City | Photo: adduLIVE

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) reported 253 new cases of Covid-19 in Maldives yesterday, from 5,296 samples taken. 

As per the agency, out of the new cases, 35 were from the Greater Malé area, while 164 cases were recorded from inhabited islands, 03 cases from operational resorts, 43 from islands under development and 08 cases from industrial islands. With that, the total number of active cases has reached 4,784.

Maldives has recorded a total number of 72,149 Covid-19 cases, of which 67,148 patients have made full recoveries as of June 21, 2021. 

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

Currently, there are 44 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 over 206 Covid-19 related fatalities since the pandemic began.