Covid-19 community transmission

Covid-19: Maldives reports lowest daily rise in local cases in weeks

  • 10,284 patients have recovered
  • Maldives Covid-19 tally currently sits at 11,316
  • There active cases in 21 residential islands

K. Male' 2020 Oct 21 | Wed 23:52 local 3,095

Healthcare workers collecting samples for Covid-19 testing - @AshwaFaheem

Maldives confirmed 45 new cases of the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday.

Nightly statistics publicized by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) revealed that the new cases include eight locals and 37 foreigners. This is the lowest number of local infections reported in days.

Three of the new cases were discovered in residential islands whereas the remaining 42 were detected in the greater Malé region.

Wednesday’s cases were confirmed out of the 1,801 samples tested within the last 24 hours.

With this development, the country’s Covid-19 case count has risen to 11,316.

Further, the public health authority also reported 50 recoveries from the infection by 6pm Wednesday, which pushed the total number of recoveries to 10,284.

340 patients are seeking treatment at isolation facilities currently, this is seven more than the previous day. The number of hospitalized patients is at 38.

The Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC) revealed that there are 37 patients admitted at the Hulhumalé Medical Facility out of which one patient is receiving treatment in the Intensive Care Unit. There are currently no patients receiving treatment on ventilator support.

Out of the 988 active cases of the virus, 73 cases are in residential islands, this includes 69 local cases and the remaining four are foreigners.

There are active cases of the virus in 21 residential islands and 20 resorts, with the inclusion of 16 tourists and 28 resort workers.

Last updated at: 1 month ago | Reviewed by: Aman Haleem

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