COVID-19: Maldives records 172 cases

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

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) reported 172 new cases of Covid-19 in Maldives, from 4,523 samples taken. 

As per the agency, out of the new cases, 66 were from the Greater Malé area, while 96 cases were recorded from inhabited islands and 10 cases from operational resorts. With that, the total number of active cases has reached 4,362.

Maldives has recorded a total number of 72,466 Covid-19 cases, of which 67,886 patients have made full recoveries. 

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 41 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 207 Covid-19 related fatalities since the pandemic began.