COVID-19: 26 new cases confirmed, eight recoveries

People wear masks as they drive along a road in Male' City on June 1, 2020. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Health Protection Agency (HPA) has announced 26 additional cases of COVID-19, increasing confirmed cases in the Maldives to 13,444.

With the new cases, Maldives has a total of 553 active cases. 

14 of the new cases were identified from the Greater Male' Area while eight were confirmed from other inhabited islands. Three were confirmed from operational resorts while one case was also confirmed from liveaboards. 

Meanwhile, eight additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 12,836.

There are a total of 47 patients in the hospital.

HPA specified that 2,870 samples were collected for the virus in the last 24 hours.

Health officials have so far collected 283,243 samples for the virus.

Caseload over the week

  • December 18: 26 cases
  • December 17: 16 cases
  • December 16: 10 cases
  • December 15: 13 cases
  • December 14: 11 cases
  • December 13: 20 cases
  • December 12: 22 cases

48 COVID-19 patients have died from complications.