Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Thursday, announced 2,499 additional cases of COVID-19, increasing confirmed cases in Maldives to 128,950.
According to HPA, the 2,499 new cases include; 1,280 cases from the greater Male’ region, 697 cases from residential islands outside Male’, 56 cases from operational resorts and one case from a liveaboard.
Meanwhile, 2,220 additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 110,852.
With the new developments, Maldives now has 16,950 active cases.
There are 54 patients in hospitals.
7,019 samples have been tested for COVID-19 over the last 24-hours, including 3,904 samples from the greater Male' region. The positivity rate in the greater Male’ area is at 39 percent.
Caseload over the week
January 27: 2,499 cases
January 26: 2,813 cases
January 25: 2,609 cases
January 24: 2,707 cases
January 23: 2,484 cases
January 22: 2,349 cases
January 21: 1,697 cases
Maldives has recorded 274 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 doses in October.
As of present, 397,504 people have received their first dose and 369,551 people have been fully vaccinated, and 62,402 have received their booster dose.