The Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Sunday, confirmed an additional 36 cases of COVID-19 and eight recoveries in the Maldives.
According to the agency, the cases consist of 29 Maldivians, five Bangladeshi nationals and two Indian citizens.
✳️ COVID-19 Case Updates
As of 06:00 PM
Confirmed an additional 36 cases of COVID-19 infections in Maldives
– 29 Maldivians
– 5 Bangladeshis
– 2 Indians
Total number of cases: 2,966 pic.twitter.com/0pPRcEiPhQ
— Health Protection Agency (@HPA_MV) July 19, 2020
With this development, the total number of positive cases has reached 2966, with 574 active cases. Till date, the country recorded 2,362 recoveries and 15 fatalities.
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 14.5 million people and claimed over 606,700 lives around the world. However, out of those infected, more than 8.6 million people have recovered.
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