Covid-19: HPA records 92 new cases

Health worker seen taking Covid-19 samples | Photo: Hussain Waheed

Malé, Maldives – Health Protection Agency (HPA) has recorded 92 new cases of Covid-19 over the past 24 hours in Maldives, out of the 5,940 samples taken. 

As per the agency, out of the new cases, 21 were from the Greater Malé area, while 48 cases were recorded from inhabited islands, 18 cases from operational resorts and five cases from industrial islands.

Addu Emergency Operations Center informs that two of the cases recorded from the inhabitant islands were of two locals from S. Maradhoo. With this the total number of cases in Addu City has risen to 556, with 59 active cases remaining. They are 38 cases in Maradhoo, 17 cases in Hithadhoo and four cases in Maradhoofeydhoo.

With that, the total number of confirmed cases in Maldives has risen to 76,546, out of which only 2,606 cases are active. To date, 73,710 patients have made full recoveries and 218 Covid-19 related fatalities were seen from the country since the pandemic began.

Currently, there are only 11 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.