COVID-19: 1,594 new cases; 8,079 active cases

Rapid Response Team (RRT) operates in the streets of Male' City to conduct coronavirus tests on February 3, 2021. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Tuesday, announced 1,594 additional cases of COVID-19, increasing confirmed cases in Maldives to 106,595.     

According to HPA, the 1,594 new cases include; 857 cases from the greater Male’ region, 438 cases from residential islands outside Male’, 118 cases from operational resorts, and 2 cases from liveaboards. 

Meanwhile, 508 additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 98,238.    

With the new developments, Maldives now has 8,079 active cases.      

There are 40 patients in hospitals.      

5,870 samples have been tested for COVID-19 over the last 24-hours, including 2,987 samples from the greater Male' region. The positivity rate in the greater Male’ area is at 29 percent. 

With the 1,594 new infections on Tuesday, 7,4396 people have tested positive over the last one-week period.  

January 18: 1,594 cases 

January 17: 1,420 cases 

January 16: 1,209 cases 

January 15: 954 cases 

January 14: 967 cases 

January 13: 816 cases 

January 12: 536 cases 

Maldives has recorded 265 COVID-19 deaths. 

Maldives began its vaccination campaign in February last year. The country expanded the campaign to begin vaccinating children between 12 years and 17 years of age six months later, in August, and began administering the booster dose the same month. 

As of Monday, 397,248 people have received their first dose and 368,886 people have been fully vaccinated, and 37,725 have received their booster dose.