COVID-19: 2,499 new cases; 16,950 active cases

Rapid Response Team (RRT) operates in the streets of Male' City to conduct coronavirus tests on July 7, 2021. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

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.