COVID-19: 108 new infections in 24 hours

Rapid Response Team (RRT) operates in the streets of Male' City to conduct coronavirus tests on January 25, 2021. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Health Protection Agency (HPA), has announced 108 additional cases of COVID-19, increasing confirmed cases in the Maldives to 19,038. With the new cases, the Maldives currently has 2,429 active cases.

According to HPA, the new cases include; 76 cases from the greater Male’ region, 12 cases from residential islands outside Male’, and 20 cases from operational resorts, and two from liveaboards.

The confirmed new cases are from 4,388 samples collected.

Meanwhile, 191 additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 16,542.

There are 167 patients in hospitals. 

502,156 samples (including repeated samples) have been tested for COVID-19 to date.

Caseload over the week

  • February 23: 108 cases
  • February 22: 161 cases
  • February 21: 157 cases
  • February 20: 145 cases
  • February 19: 127 cases
  • February 18: 116 cases
  • February 17: 142 cases

60 patients have died from complications.

Maldives began mass vaccinations against the new coronavirus on February 1.  HPA stated that 4,962 people were vaccinated today. Of the 4,962 people, 2,700 were from the greater Male’ region, 2,262 were from the atolls, and 443 were from resorts.

A total of 85,110 people have now been inoculated under program; 61,777 from the greater Male’ region, 23,333 from the atolls.