COVID-19: HPA reveals 12 more recoveries

COVID-19: HPA reveals 12 more recoveries

Health Protection Agency's (HPA) epidemiologist Dr Ibrahim Afzal, on Tuesday, announced that 12 more individuals recovered from COVID-19.

Speaking at the nightly press conference held virtually by the National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC), Dr Afzal confirmed that at present, there are only two patients in the DH11 facility and no patient is on the ventilator.

Disclosing that a second sample from the 20-month-old patient had tested negative, he added that as a precautionary step, a third sample from the infant would be tested.

With these updates, the total number of recoveries recorded in Maldives reached 86. The total number of positive cases is at 1,143, with 1053 cases that are active. The country has also recorded four fatalities.

The capital city of Maldives, Male', 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.

WHO has classified the spread of COVID-19 as a global pandemic. The new strain of novel coronavirus has infected over 4.9 million people and claimed over 324,966 lives around the world. However, out of those infected, 1.9 million people have recovered.