Maldives’ COVID-19 death toll rises to 115

Hulhumale' Medical Facility. (Photo/STO)

Health Protection Agency (HPA) announced on Thursday that a patient admitted to Hulhumale’ Medical Facility has passed away.

HPA identified the deceased as a 72-year-old Maldivian male.

He was declared dead at 09:00 pm.

“This is the 115th COVID-19 death in the Maldives,” announced HPA.

Maldives has been experiencing a surge in both infection rate and fatalities in recent weeks.

This May has seen the highest number of COVID-19 fatalities in Maldives, with over 30 deaths.

Maldives has 50,802 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 2,194 new cases recorded on Thursday. 30,403 patients have since recovered.

The country currently has 20,276 active cases. 280 of the patients are hospitalized.

With the surge in positive cases and their contacts, health authorities have decided to limit contact tracing in the greater Male’ area to high-risk contacts.