Health Protection Agency (HPA) on Wednesday confirmed an additional 30 cases of COVID-19 in the Maldives, as well as 19 recoveries.
According to the agency, the newly identified cases include 29 Maldivians and one Bangladeshi national.
Moreover, the island of Kufadari, Noonu Atoll, has been placed under monitoring.
✳️ COVID-19 Case Updates
As of 06:00 PM
Confirmed an additional 30 cases of COVID-19 infections in Maldives
– 29 Maldivians
– 1 Bangladeshis
Islands under monitoring: N Kudafari
Total number of cases: 2,831 pic.twitter.com/UbVg2JxADG
— Health Protection Agency (@HPA_MV) July 15, 2020
With these developments, Maldives presently has a total of 2,831 confirmed and 482 active cases of COVID-19. Thus far, the country records 2,321 recoveries and 14 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 82 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 13.5 million people and claimed over 583,500 lives around the world. However, out of those infected, more than 7.9 million people have recovered.
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