COVID-19: 2,707 new cases; 15,721 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 2,707 additional cases of COVID-19, increasing confirmed cases in Maldives to 120,168.     

According to HPA, the 2,707 new cases include; 1,420 cases from the greater Male’ region, 761 cases from residential islands outside Male’, 94 cases from operational resorts and three cases from liveaboards.

Meanwhile, 1,622 additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 104,154.    

With the new developments, Maldives now has 15,721 active cases.      

There are 52 patients in hospitals.      

7,681 samples have been tested for COVID-19 over the last 24-hours, including 4,273 samples from the greater Male' region. The positivity rate in the greater Male’ area is at 33 percent. 

Caseload over the week

January 24: 2,707 cases 

January 23: 2,484 cases 

January 22: 2,349 cases 

January 21: 1,697 cases 

January 20: 2,199 cases 

January 19: 2,137 cases 

January 18: 1,594 cases 

Maldives has recorded 270 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, and began administering booster doses in October. 

As of present, 397,421 people have received their first dose and 369,252 people have been fully vaccinated, and 52,474 have received their booster dose.