The Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Wednesday, revealed that 61 more individuals tested positive for COVID-19 in the Maldives, while seven more patients recovered from the virus.
According to the agency, the new cases include 44 Maldivians, 15 Bangladeshi citizens and two Indian nationals.
With this development, the total number of positive cases has reached 3,567, with 983 active cases. Till date, the country recorded 2,554 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.
In addition to the Greater Male’ region, active virus cases are currently present in Kelaa of Haa Alif Atoll, Cheval Blanc Randheli resort and Soneva Jani resort of Noonu Atoll, Dhuvaafaru, Hulhudhufaaru and Iguraidhoo of Raa Atoll, Eydhafushi, Hithaadhoo and Seaside Finolhu resort of Baa Atoll, Kurendhoo of Lhaviyani Atoll, Maafushi of Kaafu Atoll, and Thoddoo of Alif Alif Atoll.
After recording low numbers for several weeks, the recent spike of virus cases has reduced the total amount of recovered patients from the peak 86 to 71 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.
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 17 million people and claimed over 666,000 lives around the world. However, out of those infected, more than 10.5 million people have recovered.
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