Three most recent Covid-19 deaths originate from the islands

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

Malé, Maldives – Maldives has recorded its 252nd Covid-19 death with the passing of a 93 year old Maldivian man in Dhaalu atoll.

The elderly patient passed away at 07:10 at Dh. Kudahuvadhoo Atoll Hospital.

Three days earlier, a Covid-19 patient admitted at the Covid management facility in Fuvahmulah passed away.

Five days ago, Noonu Atoll Hospital reported a Covid-19 death while a patient also passed away at the Hulhumalé Covid-19 facility on the same day.

Maldives continues the trend of higher number of cases from the islands with 100 new cases recorded today.

Health Protection Agency (HPA) detailed that out of the 100 cases, 19 were from the Malé area, while 71 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also revealed that 10 new cases were found from operational resorts, adding up to 1,726 active cases in the country.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in Maldives has reached 91,993 out of which 90,003 patients have made full recoveries, as of 4 December 2021.

With the classification of the Omicron variant by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 7 African countries effective Sunday. The President has also announced booster shots for the eligible population starting mid December.