COVID-19: Maldives confirms 13 new cases

Police officers patrol the streets of Male' City during curfew. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Health Protection Agency (HPA) has announced 13 additional cases of COVID-19, increasing confirmed cases in the Maldives to 13,392.

With the new cases, Maldives has a total of 577 active cases. 

Seven of the new cases were identified from the Greater Male' Area while four were confirmed from other inhabited islands. Two cases were also confirmed from operational resorts. 

Meanwhile, 29 additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 12,760.

There are a total of 61 patients in the hospital. 

HPA specified that 2,754 samples were collected for the virus in the last 24 hours.

Health officials have so far collected 274,076  samples for the virus.

Caseload over the week

  • December 15: 13 cases
  • December 14: 11 cases
  • December 13: 20 cases
  • December 12: 22 cases
  • December 11: 18 cases
  • December 10: 34 cases
  • December 9: 26 cases

48 COVID-19 patients have died from complications.