Covid-19 community transmission

Covid-19: Maldives reports 85 new cases, 193 recoveries

  • Maldives currently has 1,560 active cases
  • Covid-19 case count sits at 9,328
  • Recoveries have risen to 7,729

K. Male' 2020 Sep 15 | Tue 22:25 local 3,204

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

Maldives reported 85 new cases of the Covid-19 infection on Tuesday.

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) reported 82 cases in the Greater Malé Region and three in residential islands by 6pm, Tuesday.

The new cases include 46 Maldivians and 39 foreigners.

With the 85 new cases, Maldives Covid-19 case count currently sits at 9,328.

The health authority also reported 193 recoveries from the virus by Tuesday, pushing the total number of fully recovered patients to 7,729.

The island nation currently has 1,560 active cases of the virus, and the number of patients at isolation facilities has dropped to 767.

While the number of patients hospitalized for treatment was at 105 on Monday, the number has since risen to 111.

Covid-19 has taken 33 lives in the island nation thus far.

While Covid-19 cases were being discovered in the Greater Malé Region mostly after the first case of community transmission was confirmed in the region on April 15, the virus has since spread to islands after individuals were allowed to travel from the virus’s epicenter, Malé City to residential islands.

Authorities continue to urge island residents to wear face masks, even though there are no cases in their respective islands. However, it is mandatory to wear face masks in public spaces where Covid-19 cases have been confirmed.

Further, HPA also revealed that individuals traveling to residential islands from resorts will have to undergo the mandatory quarantine period of 14 days and will be released upon testing negative for the virus.

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

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