COVID-19: Maldives records 218 new cases

People wear masks as they drive along a road in Male' City on April 19, 2021. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Thursday, announced 218 additional cases of COVID-19, increasing confirmed cases in Maldives to 71,356.

According to HPA, the 218 new cases include; 86 cases from the greater Male’ region, 116 cases from residential islands outside Male’, 13 cases from operational resorts, and 3 cases from islands under development.

Meanwhile, 1,034 additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 64,214.

With the new developments, Maldives now has 6,390 active cases.

There are 67 patients in hospitals.

4,247 samples have been tested for COVID-19 over the last 24-hours.

With the 218 new infections this Thursday, 1,820 people have tested positive over the last one-week period.

June 17: 218 cases

June 16: 241 cases

June 15: 224 cases

June 14: 372 cases

June 13: 224 cases

June 12: 246 cases

June 11: 295 cases

Maldives has recorded 201 COVID-19 deaths.