COVID-19: 131 new cases; 1,379 active cases

Rapid Response Team (RRT) operates in the streets of Male' City to conduct coronavirus tests on February 3, 2021. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Wednesday, announced 131 additional cases of COVID-19, increasing confirmed cases in Maldives to 86,550.      

According to HPA, the 131 new cases include; 44 cases from the greater Male’ region, 77 cases from residential islands outside Male’, seven cases from operational resorts and three cases from liveaboards.

Meanwhile, 62 additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 84,918.    

With the new developments, Maldives now has 1,379 active cases.      

There are 17 patients in hospitals.      

3,889 samples have been tested for COVID-19 over the last 24-hours, including 1,645 samples from the greater Male' region. The positivity rate in the greater Male’ area is at 1 percent. 

Caseload over the week

October 21: 131 cases 

October 20: 95 cases 

October 19: 113 cases 

October 18: 46 cases 

October 17: 77 cases 

October 16: 111 cases 

October 15: 45 cases 

Maldives has recorded 240 COVID-19 deaths. 

Maldives began its vaccination campaign in February. The country expanded the campaign to begin vaccinating children between 12 years and 17 years of age in August. 

As of present, 393,878 people have received their first dose and 353,108 people have been fully vaccinated.