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COVID-19: HPA confirms 14 new cases, 1 recovery – The Edition

Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Thursday, confirmed an additional 14 cases of COVID-19 and just one recovery.

According to the agency, the new cases include 10 Maldivians, three Bangladeshi nationals and one Indian citizen.

With these developments, Maldives presently has a total of 2,913 confirmed and 543 active cases of COVID-19. Thus far, the country records 2,340 recoveries and 15 deaths.

As one of the most densely populated cities in the world, Maldives’ capital Malé recorded a significant increase in COVID-19 cases in the first weeks following the first confirmed local transmission on April 15.

After recording low numbers for several weeks, the recent spike of virus cases has reduced the total amount of recovered patients from 86 to 80 per cent.

The number of COVID-19 cases increased after the state initiated efforts to steer the country towards a ‘new normal’ with the phased easing of lockdown restrictions across the Greater Male’ Region. Government offices and businesses including shops, cafe’s and restaurants restarted services on July 1 while authorities reopened Maldives’ borders for tourism on July 15.

On March 12, WHO classified the spread of COVID-19 as a global pandemic. To date, the new strain of novel coronavirus has infected over 14 million people and claimed over 595,000 lives around the world. However, out of those infected, more than 8.3 million people have recovered.

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