COVID-19: 74 new cases; 1,205 active cases

Rapid Response Team (RRT) operates in the streets of Male' City to conduct coronavirus tests on February 3, 2021. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Monday, announced 74 additional cases of COVID-19, increasing confirmed cases in Maldives to 85,622.      

According to HPA, the 74 new cases include; 21 cases from the greater Male’ region, 49 cases from residential islands outside Male’, and 4 cases from operational resorts. 

Meanwhile, 106 additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 84,170.    

With the new developments, Maldives now has 1,205 active cases.      

There are 12 patients in hospitals.      

3,312 samples have been tested for COVID-19 over the last 24-hours, including 1,184 samples from the greater Male' region. The positivity rate in the greater Male’ area is at 1 percent. 

With the 74 new infections this Monday, 515 people have tested positive over the last one-week period.   

October 11: 74 cases 

October 10: 83 cases 

October 9: 71 cases 

October 8: 46 cases 

October 7: 70 cases 

October 6: 80 cases 

October 5: 91 cases 

Maldives has recorded 234 COVID-19 deaths. 

Maldives began its vaccination campaign in February. The country expanded the campaign to begin vaccinating children between 12 years and 17 years of age in August. 

As of Sunday, 393,133 people have received their first dose and 346,781 people have been fully vaccinated.