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Maldives Covid-19 tally reaches 18,930 with 161 new cases
 
The country has confirmed 60 deaths to Covid-19
 
155 additional recoveries reported on Monday
 
Majority of the cases still being reported from Male’ region; country’s Covid-19 epicenter
Aishath Shaany
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23 Feb 2021 | Tue 13:55
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With the 161 new cases reported on Monday, Maldives’ Covid-19 case count has reached 18,930.

According to the Health Protection Agency (HPA), 139 out of the 161 cases reported on Monday are from capital Male’ region; the country’s Covid-19 epicenter. 17 are from resorts in operation while four are from residential islands and one from a liveaboard vessel.

While this pushes the country’s coronavirus tally to 18,930, the 155 additional recoveries reported on Monday brings total recoveries to 16,351. 

There have been 60 deaths to Covid-19 complications, including 12 this year. Most of the victims have been elderly locals.

With these developments, there are currently 2,512 active Covid-19 cases across the island nation, out of which 162 were receiving in-hospital care by 6pm on Monday.

While health officials have confirmed that the Covid-19 spike seen since January 24 as the third wave, this led to strengthened safety measures in the capital and across the country.

This includes curfew and vehicle movement bans in the capital and Addu and Fuvahmulah cities. Further, a mask mandate came into effect across all inhabited islands, on February 7.

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