Four more COVID-19 cases confirmed, total at 545

Health professionals engage in a COVID-19 preparedness drill in Maldives. (File Photo/Sun/Fayaz Moosa)

Health Protection Agency (HPA) has announced that four more people have tested positive for COVID-19.

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in an address to the nation announced 14 cases identified earlier today. With the additional cases identified tonight, the total number of cases announced by the government in the last 24-hours stands at 18. 

The total figure for the Maldives is at 545. The country has recorded one death from the virus and also recorded 18 recoveries.

A community spread case of the virus was identified in the capital Male’ City on April 15, after which a lockdown and curfew were imposed in the capital. However, cases have popped up in other islands as well. Some of the islands where cases have been identified include Narudhoo, Uligan, Thakandhoo, Milandhoo, and Thulusdhoo.