Maldives has confirmed the first Covid-19 fatality of the ongoing month.
The deceased has been identified by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) as an 80-year-old Maldivian male.
Doctors at the Hulhumalé Medical Facility (HMF) pronounced him dead at 3:35pm on Monday.
This has pushed the Maldives Covid-19 death toll to 227.
This comes a little over a week after Maldives confirmed the latest fatality, when a 90-year-old Maldivian man being treated for the fatal infection at Gaaf Dhaal Covid Management Facility succumbed to the virus.
Of the 227 deaths linked to coronavirus, 177 have been reported thus far in 2021.
The island nation reported the highest number of deaths in a single month since the pandemic began, during May 2021, when a total of 88 deaths were confirmed. 50 deaths were confirmed in June while 10 deaths were reported in July. In August, five Covid-19 patients succumbed to the virus.
Maldives reported its first Covid-19 fatality in April 2020.