COVID-19: 142 new cases, 88 from atolls

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

Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Wednesday, announced 142 additional cases of COVID-19, increasing confirmed cases in Maldives to 84,017.      

According to HPA, the 142 new cases include; 42 cases from the Male’ region, 88 cases from residential islands outside of Male’ region, and 12 cases from operational resorts.

Meanwhile, 162 additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 82,101.    

With the new developments, Maldives now has 1,674 active cases.      

There are 20 patients in hospitals.      

4,155 samples have been tested for COVID-19 over the last 24-hours, including 1,681 from the greater Male' region.    

Caseload over the week

September 22: 142 cases 

September 21: 220 cases 

September 20: 79 cases 

September 19: 82 cases 

September 18: 162 cases 

September 17: 84 cases 

September 16: 86 cases 

Maldives has recorded 229 COVID-19 deaths. 

Maldives began its vaccination campaign in February. The country has also begun vaccinating children above the age of 12 years in August.

On Tuesday, a total of 156 people had gotten their first dose whereas a total of 1133 people had gotten their second dose.

With these new developments, a total of 391,309 people have received their first dose out of which 333,662 people have completed the second dose.