148 new cases of the global Covid-19 pandemic were confirmed in the Maldives on Wednesday.
In a publication on Twitter, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) revealed that the country’s Covid-19 case count currently sits at 4,594 with the new cases reported by 6pm, Wednesday.
The new cases include mostly Maldivians; 117. The remaining were 22 Bangladeshi nationals, seven Indians and one each from Nepal and Seychelles.
146 of the new cases were reported from the Greater Malé Region, the remaining two from outlying atolls.
Statistics further reveal that 13 recoveries were confirmed, pushing the total number of recoveries to 2,706.
Maldives currently has 1,869 active cases.
At a time there have been concerns over the number of Covid-19 patients requiring treatment at hospitals, there are currently 110 hospitalized for treatment, with 1,282 receiving treatment at isolation facilities.
The spokesperson at the Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC), Dr. Nazla Rafeeq revealed that there are eight patients receiving treatment at ICU facilities currently. As such, two are receiving intensive care treatment at Dharumavantha Hospital and the remaining at the Hulhumalé Medical Facility out of which one is on ventilator support.
HPA consultant Dr. Sheena Moosa had earlier stressed that if the spread of the infection is not controlled, 50 percent of patients hospitalized in intensive care will succumb to the virus.
The country has seen 19 deaths to Covid-19 thus far.