Covid-19 community transmission

Covid-19: Maldives active case count drops below 1,000

  • 10,201 patients have recovered thus far
  • There are 39 patients hospitalized, one in ICU
  • The country's Covid-19 tally currently sits at 11,232

K. Male' 2020 Oct 19 | Mon 23:23 local 3,474

Healthcare workers actively collecting samples for Covid-19 testing - RaajjeMV

Maldives active Covid-19 case count has dropped below 1,000.

According to the Health Protection Agency (HPA), 22 new cases of the pandemic were detected by 6pm, Monday.

Out of the 22 new infections, 18 were detected in the greater Malé region whereas four cases were discovered from residential islands.

Monday’s cases were confirmed from the 1,338 samples tested within the last 24 hours and includes 17 Maldivians and five foreigners. This is the lowest number of local cases reported in weeks.

Maldives Covid-19 tally currently sits at 11,232 with this development, the number of active cases is at 987.

Further, authorities confirmed 37 additional recoveries from the virus, which pushes the total number of coronavirus-stricken patients who have recovered, to 10,201.

The number of hospitalized patients remain unchanged from Sunday, at 39.

During Monday night’s press briefing, the spokesperson at the Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC), Dr. Nazla Rafeeq revealed that there is one patient receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Hulhumalé Medical Facility (HMF).

While 348 patients were seeking treatment from isolation facilities on Sunday, the number increased to 354 by Monday.

There are active cases of the virus in 21 residential islands and 18 resorts, with the inclusion of 16 tourists and 25 resort workers. There are 75 active cases in residential islands, out of which 71 are Maldivians and the remaining four, are foreigners.

Currently, monitoring measures are only effective in Kulhudhuffushi City of Haa Dhaal atoll, where a local transmission of the virus has been confirmed.

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

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