63-year old passes away, 196th COVID-19 death

Hulhumale' Hospital. (File Photo/Sun/Fayaz Moosa)

The Maldives recorded yet another COVID-19 death last night, bringing the total death toll to 196. 

Health Protection Agency (HPA) announced last night that a Maldivian female aged 63 had passed away due to the virus. She passed away at around 22:00 while receiving treatment at the Hulhumale' Hospital. 

The Maldives had recorded a significant rise in the number of deaths related to the virus since April. More than 80 deaths were recorded in May alone.

The daily number of confirmed cases had also skyrocketed since April and is only now beginning to subside.