Covid-19 community transmission

Maldives Covid-19 tally reaches 12,758 with 150 new cases

  • New cases include 58 locals and 92 foreigners
  • Most are resort staff
  • There are currently 1,090 active Covid-19 cases in the country

K. Male' 2020 Nov 24 | Tue 12:12 local 3,721

Covid-19 testing - Yoosuf Sofwan Rasheed

With 150 new coronavirus cases, Maldives on Monday reported the highest daily spike in over a month.

The new cases are from the 1,717 samples tested within 24 hours, and include 58 locals and 92 foreigners. This brings the country’s Covid-19 case count to 12,758.

While a majority of the cases confirmed in the island nation are from the capital region, 88 of the cases announced on Monday are from other islands or resorts.

With 16 new recoveries reported, total recoveries have reached 11,615. There have been 46 deaths from the virus.

There are currently 1,090 active Covid-19 cases in the country, including 14 cases across 14 residential islands as well as a total of 291 cases across 32 resorts; these include 58 tourists and 233 staff members.

92 patients are receiving treatment at hospitals, six more than the previous day.

While Maldives saw a decline in cases from September, there has recently been a spike in daily cases. The daily count exceeded one hundred last Tuesday, after weeks of a steady decrease.

The Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC) last week announced the detection of a new Covid-19 cluster, from a resort under development. Over 2,000 labourers are to be working on the project.

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

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