COVID-19: Maldives records 1,572 new cases

A street in Male' City lays nearly vacant during curfew hours on February 18, 2021. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Wednesday, announced 1,572 additional cases of COVID-19, increasing confirmed cases in Maldives to 40,092.

According to HPA, the 1,572 new cases include; 1,315 cases from the greater Male’ region, 242 cases from residential islands outside Male’, and 15 cases from operational resorts.

HPA said that of the 1,572 new cases reported on Wednesday, 844 cases are positive cases from samples collected between 6pm of 11th May and 6pm of 12th May, while the remaining are backlog samples.

Meanwhile, 328 additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 27,123.

With the new developments, Maldives now has 12,873 active cases.

There are 263 patients in hospitals.

5,336 samples (including repeated samples) have been tested for COVID-19 over the last 24-hours.

With the 1,572 new infections this Wednesday, 7,427 people have tested positive over the last one-week period.

May 12: 1,572 cases

May 11: 1,501 cases

May 10: 1,204 cases

May 9: 1,091 cases

May 8: 590 cases

May 7: 766 cases

May 6: 703 cases

87 COVID-19 patients have died from complications.