Health Protection Agency (HPA) confirmed four new COVID-19 fatalities in Maldives on early Tuesday; three in the capital and one in B. Atoll.
The first fatality was a 70-year-old Maldivian male admitted to Hulhumale’ Medical Facility. He passed away at 03:41 am.
The second fatality was an 87-year-old Maldivian male admitted to B. Atoll Covid Management Facility. He passed away an hour later, at 04:40 am.
The third fatality was a 50-year-old Maldivian male admitted to Hulhumale’ Medical Facility. He passed away at 05:46 am.
The fourth fatality was a 59-year-old Maldivian female admitted to Hulhumale’ Medical Facility. She passed away less than an hour later, at 06:14 am.
With the four new cases this Tuesday, COVID-19 fatalities in Maldives now stands at 165.
Maldives has been experiencing a surge in both infection rate and fatalities in recent weeks.
Last May saw the highest number of COVID-19 fatalities in a single month, with 88 deaths.
Maldives has 64,396 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 710 new cases recorded on Monday. 40,117 patients have since recovered.
The country currently has 24,109 active cases. 204 of the patients are hospitalized.