Covid-19: Maldives records 2 deaths, death toll at 212

Coffin carried out by frontline workers during the Covid-19 pandemic | Photo: One Online

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) on early Thursday, announced the second Covid-19 death within the past 24 hours.

HPA stated that a 81-year-old Maldivian female admitted at GA Covid Management Facility passed away early Thursday morning at 04:55 am (01/07/21).

A 90-year-old Maldivian female admitted at IGMH passed away last night at 10:35 pm (30/06/21). This was the Covid-19 death toll to 211.

This is the 212th Covid-19 death recorded in Maldives. Another Covid-19 death death was recorded last night with a 90 year old admitted at IGMH passing away.

Maldives recently saw the biggest wave of Covid-19 to have hit the country since the pandemic began with record number of daily cases. Alarmingly, the most recent case numbers indicate a higher positive rate in the islands while capital city Malé recovers. The numbers have now slowly started to decrease and citizens are advised to strictly obey HPA guidelines and remain at home as much a possible.

Maldives recorded 138 new cases of Covid-19 yesterday taking the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in Maldives to 73,798. The new cases include 13 cases from greater Malé area, 105 cases from inhabited islands, 7 cases from operational resorts as well as 13 cases from industrial islands. While the country recorded 69,974 recoveries so far, the 212th Covid-19 deaths have been recorded in Maldives since the pandemic began in 2020.