Covid-19 community transmission

Covid-19 cases among resort workers hike to 82

  • 10,524 patients have recovered
  • Maldives Covid-19 tally currently sits at 11,505
  • There are 937 active Covid-19 cases currently

K. Male' 2020 Oct 25 | Sun 22:48 local 4,889

Healthcare workers collecting samples for Covid-19 testing - RaajjeMV

The number of Covid-19 cases among resort employees has risen to 82.

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) reported 84 new infections on Sunday, after a week of reporting less than 50 cases.

As such, the new cases include 26 Maldivians and 58 foreigners.

Authorities discovered 54 of the new cases in residential islands and resorts, whereas 30 cases were confirmed from the greater Malé region.

Sunday’s cases were confirmed out of the 2,231 samples tested between 6pm Saturday and 6pm Sunday.

This has pushed the country’s total case count to 11,505.

In addition, the public health authority also reported 52 additional recoveries from the infection, which means that a total of 10,524 coronavirus-stricken patients have observed full recoveries thus far.

Out of the active Covid-19 cases in tourist resorts, 82 are resort workers, which is 48 more than the number recorded on Saturday. The remaining are 26 tourists and these cases were detected from 24 resorts.

Maldives active case count has risen to 937 from 905 and 307 patients are currently seeking treatment at isolation facilities, while 37 patients are hospitalized for treatment.

There are 45 active cases of the virus across 22 residential islands, including 35 Maldivians and 10 foreigners.

Over the course of the past week, authorities reported less than 50 daily Covid-19 infections, with the lowest number at 22 last Monday.

The global pandemic has claimed 37 lives in the island nation, since it surfaced on March 7. Cases were being reported in tourist resorts before the first case of community transmission was confirmed in the capital region on April 15, which prompted a full lockdown.

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

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