COVID-19: Maldives confirms 41 new cases

Photo shows health officials from the HPA operating to collect samples from a residence of migrant workers in the capital Male' City on May 22, 2020. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Health Protection Agency (HPA has announced 41 additional cases of COVID-19, increasing confirmed cases in the Maldives to 11,154.

According to HPA, the new cases include 37 locals and four foreigners.

34 of the cases were identified from the greater Male’ region, while the remaining seven were identified from the atolls.

Meanwhile, 64 additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 9,995.

With the new developments, Maldives now has 1,117 active cases.

There are 384 patients in isolation facilities and 49 in hospitals.

1,366 samples have been tested for the new coronavirus over the last 24 hours.

Caseload over the week

  • October 16: 41 cases
  • October 15: 51 cases
  • October 14: 69 cases
  • October 13: 50 cases
  • October 12: 49 cases
  • October 11: 35 cases
  • October 10: 51 cases

Maldives identified its first COVID-19 case on March 7, and declared a state of public health emergency over the pandemic less than a week later on March 12.

35 coronavirus patients have died from complications. There are active COVID-19 cases in 20 residential islands outside of the greater Male’ area.

There are also active cases in 19 resorts, including 15 tourists and 25 staff.