COVID-19: 19 confirmed cases along with 36 recoveries

Health professionals operate outside a labor quarter under active surveillance in Male' City on May 22, 2020. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

The Health Protection Agency (HPA), has announced 19 additional cases of COVID-19, increasing confirmed cases in the Maldives to 2,324.

According to HPA, the new cases are;

  • 07 locals
  • 10 Bangladeshi nationals
  • 02 Indian nationals

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

Meanwhile, 36 more COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24-hours, increasing total recoveries to 1,911 people.

The new developments mean that the Maldives now has 400 active cases.

There are 312 people in isolation facilities, and 226  people in quarantine facilities.

48, 603 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.