HPA gives COVID-19 case updates after 2 days, reporting 146 cases in the last 24 hours

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 Sunday, announced 146 additional cases of COVID-19, increasing confirmed cases in Maldives to 87,784. The case update comes after a cease for two days.

According to HPA, the 146 new cases include; 33 cases from the greater Male’ region, 102 cases from residential islands outside Male’, and 11 cases from operational resorts. 

Meanwhile, 205 additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 85,736.    

With the new developments, Maldives now has 1,792 active cases.      

There are 30 patients in hospitals.      

3,214 samples have been tested for COVID-19 over the last 24-hours, including 1,185 samples from the greater Male' region. The positivity rate in the greater Male’ area is at 3 percent. 

Caseload over the week

October 31: 146 cases

October 30: 53 cases

October 29: 98 cases

October 28: 128 cases 

October 27: 173 cases 

October 26: 110 cases 

October 25: 149 cases 

Maldives has recorded 243 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, 394,522 people have received their first dose and 357,358 people have been fully vaccinated.