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Covid-19: Maldives reports 67 new cases, 92 recoveries

  • The island nation’s Covid-19 tally has been pushed to 9,885
  • The total number recoveries has risen to 8,530
  • There are 1,315 active cases of the virus currently

K. Male' 2020 Sep 23 | Wed 22:42 local 4,106

Covid-19 sampling - Health Protection Agency

Maldives has reported 67 more cases of the global Covid-19 pandemic.

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) on Wednesday revealed that the new cases include 33 Maldivians and 34 foreigners.

65 out of the 67 new infections were detected from the greater Malé region whereas two were discovered in residential islands.

The island nation’s Covid-19 tally has been pushed to 9,885 with the new cases.

Maldivians make up 62.9 percent of the Covid-19 tally in the island nation, at 6,218. The remaining include 2,768 Bangladeshi nationals, 553 Indian nationals, 119 Sri Lankan nationals and many others.

Further, with 92 additional recoveries reported by 6pm Wednesday, the total number of coronavirus-stricken patients in the country who have seen full recoveries has risen to 8,530.

Out of the 1,315 active cases in the country, 656 patients are seeking treatment at isolation facilities.

While there were 92 patients hospitalized for treatment the previous day, the number increased to 93 on Wednesday.

While monitoring measures had been effective in Hoandedhdhoo island and Madaveli island of Gaaf Dhaal atoll, monitoring was lifted from the latter earlier this week. Hoandedhdhoo island currently has 11 active cases of the virus.

Further, HPA also revealed that there are active cases in 24 residential islands and 25 resorts with the inclusion of 15 tourists and 33 resort workers. There are a total of 42 active Covid-19 cases in residential islands, including 27 Maldivians and 15 foreigners.

Currently, there are three patients admitted at the Villingili Covid Facility in Gaaf Alif atoll, public health authorities went on to reveal.

The global pandemic has taken 34 lives in the island nation to date.

Last updated at: 3 weeks ago | Reviewed by: Abdulla Naseer Ibrahim

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