Covid-19 community transmission

Maldives reports 39 new Covid-19 cases, 33 recoveries

  • 10,234 patients have recovered thus far
  • 45 patients are currently hospitalized for treatment
  • Maldives Covid-19 tally currently sits at 11,271

K. Male' 2020 Oct 20 | Tue 22:31 local 2,217

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

39 additional cases of the global Covid-19 pandemic have been confirmed in Maldives.

The Health Protection Agency (HPA)’s nightly statistics reveal that the new cases include 33 Maldivians and six foreigners.

One of the new cases was discovered from a residential island whereas the remaining were detected in the coronavirus epicenter, the greater Malé region.

Tuesday’s cases were confirmed from the 1,368 samples tested between 6pm Monday to 6pm Tuesday.

Maldives Covid-19 tally currently sits at 11,271 with this development.

With 33 additional recoveries reported by 6pm Tuesday, a total of 10,234 coronavirus-stricken patients have recovered in the island nation currently.

While 39 patients were hospitalized treatment on Monday, the number rose to 45 by Tuesday.

Further, out the of 993 active coronavirus cases currently, 347 patients are seeking treatment at isolation facilities.

There are active cases of the virus in 21 residential islands and 18 resorts, with the inclusion of 15 tourists and 26 resort workers. There are 76 active cases in residential islands, out of which 72 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 was confirmed.

The pandemic has taken 37 lives in the island nation since the first few cases surfaced on March 7.

Last updated at: 1 month ago | Reviewed by: Abdulla Naseer Ibrahim

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