COVID-19: 139 new cases; 1,683 active cases

Rapid Response Team (RRT) operates in the streets of Male' City to conduct COVID-19 tests on May 28, 2020. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Saturday, announced 139 additional cases of COVID-19, increasing confirmed cases in Maldives to 80,678.      

According to HPA, the 139 new cases include; 27 cases from the greater Male’ region, 96 cases from residential islands outside Male’, and 16 cases from operational resorts. 

Meanwhile, 63 additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 78,757.    

With the new developments, Maldives now has 1,683 active cases.      

There are 11 patients in hospitals.      

5,238 samples have been tested for COVID-19 over the last 24-hours, including 1,315 from the greater Male' region.    

With the 139 new infections this Saturday, 814 people have tested positive over the last one-week period.   

August 28: 139 cases 

August 27: 103 cases 

August 26: 108 cases 

August 25: 110 cases 

August 24: 151 cases 

August 23: 108 cases 

August 22: 95 cases 

Maldives has recorded 226 COVID-19 deaths. 

Maldives has launched an ambitious campaign to fully vaccinate 90 percent of the eligible population in the country by the end of this August. The country has also begun vaccinating children above the age of 12 years. 

As of Friday, 381,902 people have received their first dose and 301,189 people have been fully vaccinated.