COVID-19: Maldives records 150 new cases in 24 hours

Rapid Response Team (RRT) operates in the streets of Male' City to conduct COVID-19 tests on May 28, 2020. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Health Protection Agency (HPA), has announced 150 additional cases of COVID-19, increasing confirmed cases in the Maldives to 12,758.

According to HPA, the new cases include 58 locals and 92 foreigners.

62 of the cases were identified from the greater Male’ region, while the remaining 88 cases were identified from the atolls.

Meanwhile, 16 additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 11,615.

With the new developments, Maldives now has 1,090 active cases.

There are 342 patients in isolation facilities and 92 in hospitals.

1,717 samples have been tested for the COVID-19 over the last 24 hours.

Caseload over the week

  • November 23: 150 cases
  • November 22: 30 cases
  • November 21: 32 cases
  • November 20: 94 cases
  • November 19: 68 cases
  • November 18: 19 cases
  • November 17: 41 cases

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

46 COVID-19 patients have died from complications.

There are active COVID-19 cases in 14 residential islands outside of the greater Male’ area.

There are also active cases in 32 resorts, including 58 tourists and 233 staff.