COVID-19: Maldives records 325 new cases in 24 hours

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 Thursday, announced 325 additional cases of COVID-19, increasing confirmed cases in Maldives to 173,991.    

According to HPA, the 325 new cases include; 26 cases from the greater Male’ region, 279 cases from residential islands outside Male’, and 14 cases from operational resorts. 

Meanwhile, 307 additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 159,387.    

With the new developments, Maldives now has 14,294 active cases.      

There are 4 patients in hospitals.      

2,049 samples have been tested for COVID-19 over the last 24-hours, including 360 samples from the greater Male' region.

Caseload over the week

March 10: 325 cases 

March 9: 329 cases 

March 8: 273 cases 

March 7: 488 cases 

March 6: 306 cases 

March 5: 323 cases 

March 4: 298 cases 

Maldives has recorded 297 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, 398,305 people have received their first dose and 371,359 people have been fully vaccinated, and 140,617 have received their booster dose.