COVID-19: HPA confirms seven additional cases

COVID-19: HPA confirms seven additional cases

Health Protection Agency (HPA) on Sunday confirmed seven additional cases of COVID-19 in Maldives. According to the agency, the new cases include 5 Maldivians, 1 Bangladeshi national and one Indian citizen.

Earlier on Sunday, HPA recorded five new cases involving four Bangladeshi citizens and one Indian national.

With this development, Maldives currently records 1,090 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,027 active cases and 4 fatalities.

Maldivian authorities on Saturday confirmed that nine patients recovered from COVID-19, recording a total of 59 recoveries in the country till date.

Maldives' capital Malé, one of the most densely populated cities in the world, has recorded a significant increase in COVID-19 since recording its first local transmission of the virus on April 15, involving a Maldivian woman who sought assistance from a flu clinic in Malé after developing symptoms for the virus.

The country recorded its first COVID-19 related death, of an 83-year-old local female, on April 29. Since, three more individuals, a 33-year-old Bangladeshi man, and two local men, an 80-year-old and an 88-year-old has succumbed to COVID-19.

WHO has classified the spread of COVID-19 as a global pandemic. The new strain of novel coronavirus has infected over 4.75 million people and claimed over 313,927 lives around the world. However, out of those infected, 1.83 million people have recovered.