Maldives has reported its lowest increase of Covid-19 cases in about a month.
Nine cases were announced on Wednesday, seven locals and two Bangladeshi nationals. This includes an 81-year-old Maldivian woman, while the remaining are between the ages of 25 and 53.
As per the Health Ministry's Covid-19 Dashboard, five of them are connected to the previously identified STC cluster. Two do not belong to an identified cluster, while the 81-year-old woman (case 1,849) belongs to the ANN cluster and case 1,848 belongs to the MER cluster.
With the new cases, the country has confirmed a total of 1,850 Covid-19 cases.
The highest number of Covid-19 cases were reported on April 30, 179 cases, while 127 cases were reported recently on May 30.
Out of the confirmed patients, 67 are vulnerable cases. While this is about five percent of the total cases, they include elderly citizens as well as individuals with underlying health conditions. Covid-19 is often more severe in people who are older or who have health conditions like lung or heart disease, diabetes or conditions that affect their immune system.
Further, an additional 36 patients have recovered from the virus, pushing the recoveries total to 644.
While authorities previously noted that the country’s recovery is slower than anticipated, it is currently at 34.81 percent.
There are currently 1,197 active cases, and over 27,300 samples have been tested thus far.
1,248 people are currently in isolation facilities, with 1,484 in quarantine.
With a total of seven Covid-19 related deaths thus far, the country’s mortality rate is at 0.38 percent.