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COVID-19: Maldives records four more cases

Health Protection Agency (HPA) on Monday recorded four additional cases of COVID-19 in the Maldives.

According to the agency, the new cases include four locals.

With this development, Maldives currently records 1,094 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,031 active cases and four fatalities.

Maldivian authorities on Saturday confirmed that nine patients recovered from COVID-19, recording a total of 59 recoveries in the country till date.

Maldives’ capital Malé, one of the most densely populated cities in the world, has recorded a significant increase in COVID-19 since recording its first local transmission of the virus on April 15, involving a Maldivian woman who sought assistance from a flu clinic in Malé after developing symptoms for the virus.

The country recorded its first COVID-19 related death, of an 83-year-old local female, on April 29. Since, three more individuals, a 33-year-old Bangladeshi man, and two local men, an 80-year-old and an 88-year-old has succumbed to COVID-19.

WHO has classified the spread of COVID-19 as a global pandemic. The new strain of novel coronavirus has infected over 4.8 million people and claimed over 316,719 lives around the world. However, out of those infected, 1.86 million

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