After months of maintaining daily Covid-19 cases below 100, Maldives confirmed 108 new infections on Sunday.
The Health Protection Agency (HPA) revealed that the new cases were confirmed out of the 3,256 samples tested for the virus, from 6pm Saturday to 6pm Sunday.
A majority of the new infections; 79, were detected from the Greater Malé Region, whereas 23 cases were discovered in operational resorts, five in inhabited islands and one case from a liveaboard vessel.
This pushes the country’s Covid-19 tally to 14,993.
Further, with 36 additional recoveries reported by sundown on Sunday, Maldives has observed a total of 13,849 virus-stricken patients having observed full recoveries from the pandemic.
Maldives currently has a total of 1,086 active coronavirus infections, with 80 patients hospitalized for treatment. This is four more than the previous day.
On Sunday evening, the public health authority confirmed the 51st death from Covid-19 after an 86-year-old passed away at around 4:27pm, while being treated at the 11th floor of Dharumavantha Hospital.
At a time Covid-19 cases have been spiking of recent, authorities have been raising concerns of facing a third wave of the pandemic, while they had been successful in controlling a second surge in Covid-19 cases, just a few months ago.
Although Maldives has received the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covishield vaccination manufactured by India's Serum Institute, the country's Food and Drug Authority (FDA) as well as the World Health Organization (WHO) are yet to give the green light to administer the 100,000 free doses delivered to the island nation, last week.