COVID-19: Maldives confirms just six cases alongside 15 recoveries

Ambulances parked by the Fishermen's Park in Male' City on May 12, 2020. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Health Protection Agency (HPA), has announced six additional cases of COVID-19, increasing confirmed cases in the Maldives to 2,283.

According to HPA, the six new cases are;

  • 03 locals
  • 03 Bangladeshi nationals

The six cases were confirmed from 18:00 yesterday to 18:00 today.

Meanwhile, 15 more COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24-hours, increasing total recoveries to 1,863 people.

The new developments mean that the Maldives now has 407 active cases.

There are 312 people in isolation facilities, and 219 people in quarantine facilities.

46,891 samples, including repeated samples, have been taken by health authorities to conduct coronavirus testing.

COVID-19 cases had initially been restricted to resorts and safaris, and later quarantine facilities holding inbound travelers after the first case was identified in early March. Male’ City identified its first case on April 15, prompting a city-wide lockdown and a nationwide ban on nonessential travel.

The Maldives began relaxing its lockdown following a drop in daily infections at the end of May.