Maldives’ COVID-19 death toll rises to 37

Hulhumale' Medical Facility. (Photo/STO)

Health Protection Agency (HPA) announced on Sunday that a COVID-19 patient hospitalized at Hulhumale’ Medical Facility has passed away.

HPA identified the deceased as an 80-year-old Maldivian male.

He passed away at 03:50 pm this Saturday.

“This is the 37th #COVID19 death in the Maldives,” announced HPA.

The latest fatality comes a day after the death of another COVID-19 patient hospitalized at the Hulhumale’ Medical Facility, a 67-year-old Maldivian male.

Maldives has 11,178 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 24 new cases recorded on Saturday. 10,097 patients have since recovered, and the country currently has 1,138 active cases.

43 of the patients are hospitalized.