Covid-19: Maldives records 220th Covid-19 death

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

Malé, Maldives – Maldives on Wednesday, has recorded its 220th fatality due to Covid-19 since the pandemic began in early 2020.

HPA informs that a 66-year-old Maldivian male brought to Dhuvaafaru Health Center was declared death at 12:00 on 27 July 21. This is the 220th COVID-19 death in the Maldives.

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 76,953 positive cases, of which 2,611 are currently active, and 74,110 people made full recoveries. While 105 new cases were recorded over the past 24 hours, out of the 5424 samples that were taken, HPA informs that 22 cases were from the greater Male’ area, 68 cases from Inhabited islands and no cases were recorded from operational resorts in Maldives.