An additional patient has succumbed to Covid-19 in the Maldives.
Health Protection Agency (HPA) said that a 41-year-old local woman passed away at 9:34 am on Tuesday. She was being treated at Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH).
While this is the 24th death from Covid-19 in the island nation, these include 18 locals and 6 foreigners.
This is also the second death in 24 hours; a 64-year-old Maldivian woman admitted at the Hulhumalé Medical Facility passed away on Monday evening.
The island nation saw a surge in Covid-19 cases after the government began the third phase of lockdown easing, in July.
Health officials have expressed concern over the increase in patients requiring treatment at hospitals, as well as over the “increasing trend in infections in the elderly age group” and increase in cases with no links to previously confirmed cases.