Maldives confirmed 153 additional cases of the Covid-19 infection on Tuesday.
In a Twitter publication, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) revealed that the new cases include 116 Maldivians, 22 Bangladeshi nationals, 11 Indian nationals, one Indonesian, one Egyptian, one British national and one Kenyan.
This has pushed the country’s total case count to 4,446.
148 out of the 153 cases reported on Tuesday were from the Greater Malé Region and the remaining five were from outlying atolls.
There are currently 1,719 active cases in the island nation.
Further, HPA also reported 23 recoveries from the infection on Tuesday, pushing the total number of recovered patients to 2,693.
While the concern of increasing numbers of patients requiring treatment at hospital has been rising among health experts and relevant authorities, there are currently 105 patients hospitalized and 1,152 patients in isolation.
Maldives introduced a seven hour curfew on Tuesday, effective from 10pm to 5am until further notice.
This comes as part of the government’s efforts to strengthen safety measures placed against the infection.