Covid-19 community transmission

Maldives Covid-19 cases surpass 12,900

  • 44 new cases reported on Friday
  • There are 1,131 active coronavirus cases across the island nation
  • 8,104 Maldivians have tested positive for the infection

K. Male' 2020 Nov 28 | Sat 12:29 local 3,711

Samples collected for testing - Yoosuf Sofwan Rasheed

Maldives’ Covid-19 case count has surpassed 12,900 with 44 new infections announced on Friday.

The 44 cases were detected from the 1,538 samples tested within 24 hours, and brings the country’s Covid-19 total to 12,933.

37 of the cases are from the capital region, with three each from operations resorts and uninhabited islands as well as one from an island under development.

There are 1,131 active coronavirus cases across the island nation, with 827 of the cases in the greater Male’ region. Further, there are 19 active cases in outlying atolls, 89 cases in tourist establishments, 195 cases in islands under development and one active case in an industrial island.

With an additional 32 recoveries, a total of 11,749 patients have recovered from the virus. There have been 46 deaths.

93 patients are admitted at hospitals for treatment, two less than the previous day.

Among the 12,933 coronavirus cases confirmed since March, 8,104 are Maldivians.

While Maldives' first Covid-19 cases were confirmed from a resort in March, a community transmission was confirmed on April 15. This led to a complete lockdown in the capital, as well as a partial lockdown across the country with travel between islands banned.

The travel ban was part of the efforts to ensure the virus does not spread among island communities, and while people are now allowed to travel to islands, there is a mandatory 14-day quarantine period after traveling from the capital.

The Covid-19 Technical Advisory Group (TAG) recently announced that they have no plans to ease this order.

Last updated at: 2 weeks ago | Reviewed by: Aman Haleem

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