59 additional cases of the Novel Coronavirus have been confirmed in the Maldives.
The Health Protection Agency (HPA) revealed that 54 cases were detected from the greater Malé region and five from residential islands.
The new cases reported by 6pm Monday include 47 Maldivians and 12 foreigners, this was discovered through the 1,583 samples collected within the past 24 hours. A total of 150,757 sample have been collected thus far since the first few case of the virus were confirmed in the island nation.
With this development, the country’s total case count for the virus has been pushed to 10,157.
HPA also confirmed 103 recoveries from the infection, pushing the total number of coronavirus-stricken patients who have observed full recoveries, to 8,950.
While Maldives had 1,210 active cases of the virus on Sunday, the number dropped to 1,166 by Monday.
612 patients remain in isolation facilities for treatment, which is eight less than the previous day.
Statistics go on to reveal that 82 patients are currently hospitalized for treatment.
Dr. Nazla Rafeeq, spokesperson at the Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC), revealed that two patients are receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit on the 11th floors of Dharumavantha Hospital, with one on ventilator support. There is one more patient admitted at DH16 and 71 patients receiving treated at the Hulhumalé Medical Facility out of which one is seeking treatment at ICU.
There are active cases in 22 residential islands and 23 resorts with the inclusion of 11 tourists and 24 resort workers. There are a total of 38 active Covid-19 cases in residential islands, including 33 Maldivians and five foreigners.
During Monday night’s presser, Dr. Nazla also revealed that monitoring measures have been lifted from Kulhudhuffushi City and Nolhivaram island in Haa Dhaal atoll leaving just one island under monitoring; Hoandedhdhoo island in Gaaf Dhaal atoll.
HPA revealed that the confirmed cases include seven deceased patients who tested positive for the virus, however, the cause of their death is “not directly” due to Covid-19. The pandemic has taken a total of 34 lives in the Maldives over the course of a little over six months since the virus surfaced in the country on March 7.