Patient taken to IGMH ER succumbs to Covid, death toll rises to 264

Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH). (File Photo/Sun/Fayaz Moosa)

A patient who was brought to Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital’s (IGMH) ER was declared dead-on-arrival last night.

Health Protection Agency (HPA) said that the death of a 79-year-old Maldivian man who was brought to IGMH ER last night, at 3:12pm, has been declared Covid-related.

His death increased the number of COVID-19 fatalities in the Maldives to 264.

The last COVID-19 death recorded in the Maldives prior to this was on January 4; an 83-year-old Maldivian man admitted at Addu Covid Management Facility.

Whilst a COVID-19 death has been recorded from Male’ City today, the number of positive cases being recorded from the area is currently on the rise – with 102 individuals testing positive within the last 24-hours.

A total of 224 additional cases of COVID-19 were confirmed by HPA on Wednesday; 102 cases from the greater Male’ region, 48 cases from residential islands outside Male’, and 74 cases from operational resorts. 

This increased the number of confirmed cases in the country to 96, 746.

Meanwhile, 192 additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 93,736.    

With the new developments, Maldives now has 2,734 active cases.      

There are 13 patients in hospitals.