COVID-19: Maldives records 69 cases in 24 hours

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 69 additional cases of COVID-19, increasing confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Maldives to 14,582.

According to HPA, the new cases include; 35 cases from the greater Male’ region, eight cases from residential islands outside Male’, and 26 cases from operational resorts.

Meanwhile, 26 additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 13,566.

With the new developments, Maldives now has 960 active cases.

There are 74 patients in hospitals.

367,424 samples (including repeated samples) have been tested for COVID-19 to date.

Caseload over the week

January 18: 69 cases

January 17: 51 cases

January 16: 87 cases

January 15: 50 cases

January 14: 48 cases

January 13: 59 cases

January 12: 59 cases

49 COVID-19 patients have died from complications.