COVID-19: Maldives confirms 10 cases in 24 hours

An empty road of Male' City near the Rasfannu beach area is photographed empty as the city undergoes a nation-wide lockdown. The city was placed under curfew due to the first case of COVID-19 from the city testing positive on April 15, 2020. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Health Protection Agency (HPA) has announced 10 additional cases of COVID-19, increasing confirmed cases in the Maldives to 13,402.

With the new cases, Maldives has a total of 561 active cases. 

Seven of the new cases were identified from the Greater Male' Area while one was confirmed from other inhabited islands. Two cases were also confirmed from operational resorts. 

Meanwhile, 26 additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 12,786.

There are a total of 54 patients in the hospital.

HPA specified that 2,297 samples were collected for the virus in the last 24 hours.

Health officials have so far collected 276,944  samples for the virus.

Caseload over the week

  • December 16: 10 cases
  • December 15: 13 cases
  • December 14: 11 cases
  • December 13: 20 cases
  • December 12: 22 cases
  • December 11: 18 cases
  • December 10: 34 cases

48 COVID-19 patients have died from complications.