Health Protection Agency (HPA) on Saturday confirmed the 17th COVID-19 related fatality in the Maldives.
The deceased was a 52-year-old Maldivian female, who was admitted in the ER at Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) in the afternoon over-breathing difficulties.
She passed away at 1120 hrs nearing midnight.
Tonight at 11:20pm, a 52 yr old Maldivian female has passed away at IGMH.
She came to ER with breathing difficulty at 04:40pm.
This is the 17th #COVID19 death in the Maldives.
Our thoughts & prayers are with the bereaved family. May Allah grant her soul eternal peace in heaven
— Health Protection Agency (@HPA_MV) August 1, 2020
She is the twelfth local to have succumbed to the virus. The remaining deaths concerned five Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino citizen.
With these developments, Maldives now records total 3,949 confirmed and 1,304 positive cases, along with 2,613 recoveries and 17 deaths.
In addition to the Greater Male’ region, active virus cases are currently present in Kelaa and Ihavandhoo of Haa Alif Atoll, Eydhafushi, Kamadhoo, Hithaadhoo and Seaside Finolhu resort of Baa Atoll, Kurendhoo and Hinnavaru of Lhaviyani Atoll, Maafushi of Kaafu Atoll and Fulidhoo of Vaavu Atoll.
As one of the most densely populated cities in the world, Maldives’ capital Malé recorded a significant number of COVID-19 cases in the first weeks following the first confirmed local transmission on April 15.
Following three months of strict lockdown, the state initiated efforts to steer the country towards a ‘new normal’ with the phased easing of lockdown restrictions across the Greater Male’ Region in July.
COVID-19 cases surged again after the government eased restrictions, reducing the total amount of recovered patients from the peak 86 to 66 per cent.
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 18 million people and claimed over 688,700 lives around the world. However, out of those infected, more than 11.3 million people have recovered.
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