COVID-19: 76 new cases; 1,794 active cases

Rapid Response Team (RRT) operates in the streets of Male' City to conduct coronavirus tests on January 25, 2021. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Saturday, announced 76 additional cases of COVID-19, increasing confirmed cases in Maldives to 91,350.      

According to HPA, the 76 new cases include; 22 cases from the greater Male’ region, 49 cases from residential islands outside Male’, and 5 cases from operational resorts. 

Meanwhile, 105 additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 89,295.    

With the new developments, Maldives now has 1,794 active cases.      

There are 12 patients in hospitals.      

3,820 samples have been tested for COVID-19 over the last 24-hours, including 855 samples from the greater Male' region. The positivity rate in the greater Male’ area is at 2 percent. 

With the 76 new infections on Saturday, 749 people have tested positive over the last one-week period.  

November 27: 76 cases 

November 26: 152 cases 

November 25: 76 cases 

November 24: 102 cases 

November 23: 123 cases 

November 22: 96 cases 

November 21: 124 cases 

Maldives has recorded 248 COVID-19 deaths.