Covid-19: No patients admitted at HMF for the first time!

HMF medical facility. | Photo: Mihaaru

Male’, Maldives – Hulhumale’ Medical Facility (HMF) informs that for the first time since the facility was created on June 2021, there are no patients admitted at HMF.

Late May, the active health facilities in the country were overburdened with Covid-19 patients with the positive percentage remaining above 80 percent, while the amount of vulnerable people increasing across the country.

However, with the strengthening Covid-19 protective measures placed in the capital Male’ city, the number of hospitalized patients has decreased by a great extent.

Latest statistics from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) reveals that there are currently only 13 Covid-19 patients hospitalized in Maldives.

They also revealed that 107 new cases of Covid-19 tested positive over the past 24 hours in Maldives, out of the 5,156 samples taken. As per the agency, out of the new cases, 30 cases were from the Greater Malé area, while 56 cases were recorded from inhabited islands, 06 cases from operational resorts and one case from industrial islands.

With that, the total number of confirmed cases in Maldives has risen to 77,309, out of which only 2,696 cases are active. To date, 74,481 patients have made full recoveries and 221 Covid-19 related fatalities were seen from the country since the pandemic began.

Maldives recently saw the largest 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 decline and citizens are advised to strictly obey HPA guidelines and remain at home as much a possible.