COVID death in Baa Atoll, toll at 258

Man saying prayers in a cemetery. (Sun Photo/Fayyaz Moosa)

Health Protection Agency (HPA) on Sunday announced that a COVID-19 patient admitted at Baa Atoll Covid Management Facility has passed away. 

As per the agency, the patient was identifed as an 80-year-old female who was a Maldivian. She passed away at 06:35 am. 

With this, the total number of COVID related deaths in the country reached 258, with this being the 8th fatality in December. 

To date, Maldives has 93,064 confimed cases of COVID-19, including 218 new cases recorded on Saturday. While 90,861 patients made full recoveries. 

Currently, there are 1,933 active cases in the country, from which 15 patients are hospitalized.