Coronavirus cases: Bangladeshi migrants surpass Maldivians in Maldives

Of the total infected in the Maldives, 47% of them are Bangladeshi expatriates

The tally of Bangladeshi migrants in Maldives testing positive for Covid-19 has crossed the number of Maldivian nationals who contracted the disease.

According to the Health Ministry of the country on Tuesday 115 Bangladeshi nationals, some 46.94%, were infected from a total of 245 Covid-19 positive cases in the island nation.

94 Maldivian citizens are infected at the same time, sharing 38.37% of the total infected in the country.

Alarmingly, 29 Bangladeshi expatriates tested positive for Covid-19 on April 25 – which is the highest in a single day.

Moreover, 28 Bangladeshis were infected on the day before while 16 were diagnosed on April 19.

Of the infected Bangladeshis, 114 are males and one female, mostly in the age group of 31-40 years. The first positive case of a Bangladeshi migrant was reported on April 17 in the Maldives.

The health authorities of the Indian Ocean archipelago have revised their infection list from the data shown on April 25 which said the first Bangladeshi to be infected was on April 18.

There is no death reported in the country while 17 patients have recovered to date. Plus, only one patient has been hospitalized among 228 active cases so far.

The Maldives has been seeing a steady rise in the curve since April 16, when there were merely 28 reported cases.

The country on March 6 reported its first two cases of coronavirus.

Recently, Bangladesh through its Navy ship sent more than 100 tons of food, medicines, and medical equipment as assistance to the Maldives in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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