Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Tuesday, announced 162 additional cases of the new coronavirus, increasing confirmed coronavirus cases in Maldives to 26,667.
According to HPA, the 162 new cases include; 76 cases from the greater Male’ region, 68 cases from residential islands outside Male’, 14 cases from operational resorts, and 4 cases from industrial islands.
Meanwhile, 112 additional coronavirus patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 23,803.
With the new developments, Maldives now has 2,784 active cases.
There are 74 patients in hospitals.
2,873 samples (including repeated samples) have been tested for the new coronavirus over the last 24-hours.
With the 162 new infections this Tuesday, 908 people have tested positive over the last one-week period.
April 20: 162 cases
April 19: 157 cases
April 18: 203 cases
April 17: 124 cases
April 16: 82 cases
April 15: 95 cases
April 14: 85 cases
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.
While coronavirus cases had initially been restricted to resorts and safaris, and later quarantine facilities holding inbound travelers, Male’ City identified its first coronavirus case on April 15, prompting a city-wide lockdown.
The populous capital quickly emerged as the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Maldives, contributing to the majority of total cases.
71 coronavirus patients have died from complications.