Covid-19: 12 cases currently hospitalized

HMF medical facility. | Photo: Mihaaru

Malé, Maldives — The latest updates from Health Protection Agency (HPA) has revealed that there are currently 12 hospitalised cases of Covid-19 in Maldives.

According to HPA, as of 1800hrs of July 18, Sunday, there are only 12 hospitalised cases of Covid-19 in the country. This is a massive improvement for the country in comparison to the recent surge in cases with over 200 hospitalised cases were seen in mid-June. This led to an increase in the number of Covid-19 related fatalities in the same period as well.

Following the stringent restrictive measures implemented by the authorities, the number of daily cases dropped significantly, thus decreasing the number of hospitalised cases and deaths as well.

Health Protection Agency (HPA) reported 63 new cases of Covid-19 in Maldives, out of the 5,327 samples that were taken yesterday. As per the agency, out of the new cases, only 13 cases were from the Greater Malé area, while 28 cases were recorded from inhabited islands and 22 cases from operational resorts.

With the addition of these 63 cases, the total number of active cases has reached 2,425 in Maldives taking the total confirmed cases to 75,879. While 73,226 of these cases have made full recoveries, Maldives has recorded 216 Covid-19 related fatalities since the pandemic began.

Maldives recently saw the biggest wave of Covid-19 to have hit the country since the pandemic began with a 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.

Meanwhile, Maldives has fully vaccinated over 50 percent of the eligible population with over 70 percent workers in the tourism industry fully vaccinated as well. The country is expecting further shipments of vaccines to arrive by the end of this month to achieve maximum vaccinations required for herd immunity.