With 2,194 new infections, active COVID-19 cases surpass 20,000

People wear masks as they drive along a road in Male' City on June 8, 2020. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Thursday, announced 2,194 additional cases of COVID-19, increasing confirmed cases in Maldives to 50,802.

According to HPA, the 2,194 new cases include; 1,698 cases from the greater Male’ region, 467 cases from residential islands outside Male’, and 29 cases from operational resorts.

HPA said that of the 2,194 new cases reported on Thursday, 691 cases are positive cases from samples collected between 6pm of 19th May and 6pm of 20th May, while the remaining 1,503 cases are backlog samples.

Meanwhile, 759 additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 30,403.

With the new developments, Maldives now has 20,276 active cases.

There are 280 patients in hospitals.

7,259 samples have been tested for COVID-19 over the last 24-hours.

With the 2,194 new infections this Thursday, 9,494 people have tested positive over the last one-week period.

May 20: 2,194 cases

May 19: 1,187 cases

May 18: 1,465 cases

May 17: 1,433 cases

May 16: 741 cases

May 15: 1,007 cases

May 14: 1,467 cases

114 COVID-19 patients have died from complications.