Health Protection Agency (HPA) has announced the 39th COVID-19 related death in the Maldives.
In a tweet, the HPA said that the deceased was an 88-year old male who was admitted and receiving treatment at the Hulhumale' Medical Facility.
The time of death was recorded as 15:50.
"This is the 39th COVID-19 death in the Maldives" stated the HPA in its tweet.
The Maldives currently has 838 active cases, with a total number of cases recorded at 11,893. Currently, there are 185 patients in isolation facilities and 56 in hospitals.
The Maldives identified its first coronavirus case on March 7 and declared a state of public health emergency over the pandemic less than a week later on March 12.