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COVID-19: Maldives records 66 new infections, 271 recoveries

Health Protection Agency, on Wednesday, confirmed 66 new cases of COVID-19 in the Maldives, as well as 271 recoveries.

According to the agency, the new cases include 50 locals and 16 foreigners.

HPA revealed that 63 of the additional infections were reported in the Greater Male’ Region, while the remaining three cases were detected from islands outside of the capital area.

With these developments, Maldives currently records a total of 8,900 virus cases of which 2,304 are active cases, in addition to 6,2559 recoveries and 31 deaths.

During the last month, authorities tightened the safety measures implemented in the Greater Male’ region, following an alarming upsurge of COVID-19 cases after the state initiated efforts to steer the country towards a ‘new normal’ with the phased easing of lockdown restrictions.

Authorities have stated that the effects of implementing stricter measures will be reflected in the case numbers towards the end of the month.

After a long period of recording over 100 daily cases, the numbers have slipped down to two-digits during the past five days.

As one of the most densely populated cities in the world, Maldives’ capital Malé continues to record a significant number of COVID-19 cases, similar to the first weeks following the first confirmed local transmission on April 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 28.1 million people and claimed over 910,800 lives around the world. However, out of those infected, more than 20.2 million people have recovered.

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