Maldives records additional 120 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

People wear masks as they drive along Majeedhee Magu of Male' City. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Thursday, announced 120 additional cases of COVID-19, increasing confirmed cases in Maldives to 95,540.      

According to HPA, the 120 new cases include; 49 cases from the greater Male’ region, 44 cases from residential islands outside Male’ and 27 cases from operational resorts.

Meanwhile, 102 additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 93,042.

With the new developments, Maldives now has 2,223 active cases.      

There are 18 patients in hospitals.      

3,983 samples have been tested for COVID-19 over the last 24-hours, including 1,580 samples from the greater Male' region. The positivity rate in the greater Male’ area is at 3 percent. 

Caseload over the week

December 30: 120 cases 

December 29: 198 cases 

December 28: 190 cases 

December 27: 168 cases 

December 26: 132 cases 

December 25: 168 cases

December 24: 120 cases 

Maldives has recorded 262 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 and began administering booster dose in October.

As of present, 396,779 people have received their first dose and 367,450 people have been fully vaccinated, and 25,925 have received their booster dose.