COVID-19: Death toll rises to 217

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

Male’, Maldives – Heath Protection Agency (HPA) this morning revealed that the COVID-19 death toll has reached 217 in Maldives.

As per the agency, the latest fatality was a 91-year-old Maldivian female. She was admitted at B. Covid Management Facility and was declared dead at 01:05.

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.

Latest statistics from HPA reveals that Maldives has recorded a total of 76,019 positive cases, of which 2,470 are currently active, and 73,321 people made full recoveries. While 140 new cases were recorded over the past 24 hours, out of the 8,553 samples that were taken, HPA informs that 59 cases were from the greater Male’ area, 74 cases from Inhabited islands and 07 cases from the operational resorts in Maldives.