COVID-19: Almost 1000 cases in 24 hours

People were seen standing in long lines for hours, some with small children to get PCR-test done from the Social Center, the only location in Male that currently provide free testing. (Sun Photo / Mohamed Hayyan)

Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Friday, confirmed additional 967 cases of COVID-19 cases, bringing the total cases in Maldives to 101,418.      

According to HPA, the new cases include; 475 cases from the greater Male’ region, 290 cases from residential islands outside Male’, 87 cases from operational resorts and two cases from liveaboards.

Meanwhile, 203 additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 95,259.    

With these new developments, Maldives now has 5,881 active cases.

There are 22 patients in hospitals

7,505 samples have been tested for COVID-19 over the last 24-hours, including 4, 277 samples from the greater Male' region. The positivity rate in the greater Male’ area is at 11 percent. 

Caseload over the week

January 14: 967 cases 

January 13: 816 cases  

January 12: 536 cases 

January 11: 593 cases 

January 10: 454 cases 

January 9: 384 cases 

January 8: 337 cases 

Maldives has recorded 265 COVID-19 deaths.