Maldives’ COVID-19 death toll rises to 225

Hulhumale' Medical Facility. (Photo/STO)

A COVID-19 patient admitted at the Hulhumale’ Medical Facility has passed away. 

The latest fatality is a 46-year-old woman from R. Dhuvaafaru. 

Her death marks the second COVID-19 fatality this Monday, and increases Maldives’ death toll from the virus to 225. 

Dhuvaafaru councilor Zuhudha Adam told Sun the woman was transferred to Hulhumale’ Medical Facility a week back. She was initially treated at the R. Ungoofaaru Hospital, but was transferred to the capital after her condition deteriorated. 

Zuhudha said that the family reported there were no improvements in her condition even after the transfer.

Her death was reported at approximately 01:30 pm this Monday. 

Her death marks the fifth COVID-19 fatality from Dhuvaafaru. 

Zuhudha said that two more COVID-19 patients from Dhuvaafaru are in serious condition, and have been transferred to hospitals in the capital. 

Maldives has 79,959 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 95 new cases recorded on Sunday. 78,076 patients have since recovered. 

The country currently has 1,648 active cases. 16 of the patients are hospitalized.