COVID-19: Death toll rises to 210

Burial of a person who passed away due to Covid-19 in Maldives | Photo: Mohamed Auzam

Malé, Maldives — The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has reported that a 48 year old Maldivian male admitted at Hulhumalé facility was declared dead at 02:33, this morning.

While the country’s death toll has risen to 210, including todays death, the number of cases being recorded in Maldives have been slowly recovering from one of the worst waves since its first case of community spread in April 2020. Alarmingly, the most recent case numbers indicate a higher positive rate in the islands while capital city Malé recovers.

This comes while Health Protection Agency (HPA) had recorded only 155 Covid-19 cases yesterday out of the 4,972 samples taken. As per the agency’s statistics, out of the new cases, 28 were from the Greater Malé area, while 70 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 3,883.

The total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 71,482 out of which 69,378 patients have made full recoveries till date.