COVID-19: Numbers still on the rise, 127 new infections

February 18, 2021: Photo shows the Boduthakurufaanu Magu in Male' City. Since the beginning of 2021, Maldives began to see an upward spike of COVID-19 cases, described as the third wave of the pandemic virus to hit the Maldives. The photo shows an empty street of the capital during a ban on vehicles, which is part of the safety measures implemented in the nation in light of the heightened situation. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Health Protection Agency (HPA), has announced 127 additional cases of COVID-19, increasing confirmed cases in the Maldives to 18,467. With the new cases, the Maldives currently has 2,446 active cases.

According to HPA, the new cases include; 98 cases from the greater Male’ region, 10 cases from residential islands outside Male’, and 17 cases from operational resorts, and two from liveaboards.

The confirmed new cases are from 4,245 samples collected.

Meanwhile, 102 additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 15,965.

There are 159 patients in hospitals. 

483,995 samples (including repeated samples) have been tested for COVID-19 to date.

Caseload over the week

  • February 19: 127 cases
  • February 18: 116 cases
  • February 17: 142 cases
  • February 16: 129 cases
  • February 15: 125 cases
  • February 14: 120 cases
  • February 13: 209 cases

58 patients have died from complications.