An 80-year-old COVID-19 patient admitted at HMF passes away

Funeral workers carry the coffin of a COVID-19 victim for burial at Hulhumale' Cemetery on June 7, 2021. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

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

Health Protection Agency (HPA) has confirmed the identity of the latest COVID-19 fatality as an 80-year-old Maldivian man. He passed away at 07:45 this morning.

His death increases the number of COVID-19 fatalities in the Maldives to 238.

The last COVID-19 death recorded in the Maldives was on last Wednesday; from Addu City.

The last time a COVID-19 death was recorded in the Greater Male’ Area was on October 9.

Within the last 24-hours, HPA has announced 111 additional cases of COVID-19, increasing confirmed cases in Maldives to 86,088.      

The 111 new cases include; 13 cases from the greater Male’ region, 84 cases from residential islands outside Male’, and 14 cases from operational resorts. 

Meanwhile, 68 additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 84,587.    

With the new developments, Maldives now has 1,251 active cases.      

There are 17 patients in hospitals.