Covid-19 community transmission

Maldives reports 63 new Covid-19 cases, 79 recoveries

  • 9,187 patients have recovered
  • The country's total Covid-19 case count is at 10,354
  • There are active cases in 24 residential islands and 21 resorts

K. Male' 2020 Oct 02 | Fri 00:49 local 2,728

Healthcare workers collecting samples for Covid-19 testing - RaajjeMV

63 new cases of the Covid-19 infection were reported on Thursday.

The Health Protection Agency (HPA)’s nightly statistics reveal that 51 cases were detected from the greater Malé region and 12 from residential islands.

The new cases confirmed from the 1,628 samples tested within the last 24 hours, include 31 Maldivians and 32 foreigners and this pushes the country’s total Covid-19 case count to 10,354.

The public health authority also confirmed 79 recoveries from the virus, which means that a total of 9,187 coronavirus-stricken patients have observed full recoveries thus far in the island nation.

With this development, Maldives currently has 1,126 active cases of the infection, out of which 79 patients are hospitalized for treatment, which is four less than Wednesday.

Further, while the number of coronavirus-stricken patients seeking treatment from isolation facilities was at 585 the previous day, the number dropped to 573 on Thursday.

Over the last week, a total of 415 individuals have contracted the virus, the most number of cases having been reported on Wednesday at 97. However, 53 more cases were reported from southernmost Addu City on Wednesday night, which brings the total number of cases to have been reported from 6pm Tuesday to 7pm Wednesday to 150. The least number of cases during the last week was reported on Saturday; 31.

In addition, there are active cases in 24 residential islands and 21 resorts with the inclusion of 10 tourists and 17 resort workers. There is a total of 90 active Covid-19 cases in residential islands, including 27 Maldivians and 63 foreigners.

Addu’s Gan district currently has the most number of active foreign cases of the virus in a residential island.

Last updated at: 2 weeks ago | Reviewed by: Simaha Naseem

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