Covid-19 community transmission

Maldives reports 86 new cases, tally reaches 4,680

  • Maldives currently has 1,936 active cases
  • Recoveries have risen to 2,725
  • Most cases being reported of recent are of locals

K. Male' 2020 Aug 07 | Fri 13:32 local 3,122

Healthcare workers actively collecting samples for Covid-19 testing - Health Protection Agency

With 86 additional cases of the global Covid-19 pandemic on Thursday, the country’s Covid-19 tally has reached 4,680.

Via its nightly publication, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) revealed that the new cases reported on Thursday include 56 Maldivians, 27 Bangladeshi nationals and one each from India, Philippines and Sri Lanka.

One out of the 86 cases was reported from an outlying atoll, whereas the remaining were reported from the Greater Malé Region.

In addition, HPA also reported 19 recoveries from the infection, which pushes the country’s total number of recovered patients to 2,725 from 2,706.

Maldives currently has 1,936 active cases.

The island nation has observed 19 deaths to the infection thus far and currently, there are 128 hospitalized for treatment with 1,391 remaining in isolation facilities.

At a time Covid-19 cases have been spiraling since authorities began easing the lockdown imposed across the Greater Malé Region on April 15 following the discovery of a community transmission, the Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC) has stressed that the government does not wish to initiate a second lockdown.

However, stricter measures are being implemented, under which authorities introduced a seven-hour curfew from 10pm to 5am in the Greater Malé Region.

Officers of the Maldives Police Service (MPS) will be active on the streets during the curfew period and action will be taken on violations.

Last updated at: 1 month ago | Reviewed by: Simaha Naseem

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