Maldives’ COVID-19 death toll rises to 51

Dharumavantha Hospital. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Health Protection Agency (HPA) announced on Sunday that a COVID-19 patient hospitalized in the Dharumavantha Hospital in Male’ has passed away.

HPA identified the deceased as an 86-year-old Maldivian male.

He passed away at 04:27 pm on Sunday.

“This is the 51st COVID-19 death in the Maldives,” announced HPA.

Maldives has 14,885 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 55 new cases recorded on Saturday. 13,813 patients have since recovered, and the country currently has 1,042 active cases.

69 of the patients are hospitalized.