COVID-19: 142 new infections, 6,171 vaccinations

Rapid Response Team (RRT) operates in the streets of Male' City to conduct coronavirus tests on January 25, 2021. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Health Protection Agency (HPA), has announced 142 additional cases of COVID-19, increasing confirmed cases in the Maldives to 18,224. With the new cases, the Maldives currently has 2,391 active cases.

According to HPA, the new cases include; 129 cases from the greater Male’ region, six cases from residential islands outside Male’, and five cases from operational resorts, and two from liveaboards.

The confirmed new cases are from 4,589 samples collected.

Meanwhile, 135 additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 15,768.

There are 171 patients in hospitals. 

475,790 samples (including repeated samples) have been tested for COVID-19 to date.

Caseload over the week

  • February 17: 142 cases
  • February 16: 129 cases
  • February 15: 125 cases
  • February 14: 120 cases
  • February 13: 209 cases
  • February 12: 120 cases
  • February 11: 186 cases

58 patients have died from complications.


The Maldives began mass vaccinations against COVID-19 on February 1. HPA stated that 6,171 people were vaccinated in the last 24 hours. 4,310 were from the greater Male’ region, 1,861 were from other atolls.

A total of 56,218 people have now been inoculated under the program; 43,838 from the greater Male’ region and 12,380 from other atolls.