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Covid-19: 31 new cases, six recoveries reported on Monday

  • Maldives Covid-19 case count is currently at 2,762
  • Recoveries are at 2,290
  • There are 444 active cases currently in the island nation

K. Male' 2020 Jul 13 | Mon 22:21 local 3,319

Healthcare workers active in collecting samples - Health Protection Agency

Maldives reported 31 new cases of the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on Monday.

As of 6pm Monday, the country’s Covid-19 total case count sits at 2,762, revealed the Health Protection Agency (HPA).

The authority revealed that the 31 news cases include 22 Maldivians, eight Bangladeshi nationals and one Indian national.

Further, a significantly low number of recoveries was also reported on Monday; six.

With this, the country’s recovery total has been pushed to 2,290 from 2,284.

Maldives has seen 13 deaths from the deadly infection thus far and the island nation currently has 444 active cases.

In addition, while 70 individuals currently remain in quarantine facilities, 382 remain isolated.

Since the government began easing the lockdown imposed across the Greater Malé Region on May 29, authorities have been lifting a number of restrictive measures. One of them includes the reopening of government offices and institutions, which has led to an increase in Covid-19 cases. Earlier, the Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC) revealed that the increase was noticed after government offices reopened and that most of the cases being reported recently are of government employees.

With the increase in cases being reported of late, there have been concerns of the country heading into another lockdown.

Last updated at: 3 weeks ago | Reviewed by: Abdulla Naseer Ibrahim

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