Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has recorded 169 new cases of Covid-19 over the past 24 hours in Maldives, out of the 4,932 samples taken.
As per the agency, out of the new cases, 24 were from the Greater Malé area, while 127 cases were recorded from inhabited islands, 15 cases from operational resorts and three cases from live aboard.
Local media informs that majority of the 127 cases recorded from inhabitant islands were taken up by Huvadhoo Atoll, confirming 82 cases over the past 24 hours. They were 59 cases from GDh. Nadella, 15 cases from GDh. Thinadhoo and eight cases from GDh. Kuddoo.
With that, the total number of confirmed cases in Maldives has risen to 76,188, out of which only 2,619 cases are active. To date, 73,340 patients have made full recoveries and 207 Covid-19 related fatalities were seen from the country since the pandemic began.
Currently, there are only eight patients receiving hospitalized care for the virus throughout the country.
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.