COVID-19: Two more Maldivians test positive for the virus

COVID-19: Two more Maldivians test positive for the virus

Health Protection Agency (HPA) revealed that two Maldivians had tested positive for COVID-19 in the early hours of Friday.

The confirmation of MAV96 and MAV026 brings the total number of cases in the capital city of Male', one of the most densely population areas in the world to 91.

HPA noted that MAV026 was reassigned to the recent positive case, as the previous assignment referred to a probable case instead of a confirmed one.

Maldives' first confirmed case of COVID-19 within the capital city of Male', was recorded on April 15, involving a local woman who presented to the flu clinic in Malé after developing coronavirus-like symptoms.

HPA subsequently placed the greater Male' region under lockdown for 24 hours and extended the measures for a 14-day period on April 17 after new cases surfaced.

As of now, Maldives records 110 positive cases, two probable and 94 active cases of COVID-19, with a total of 16 recoveries.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified the spread of COVID-19 as a global pandemic. The novel coronavirus has infected over 2.7 million people and claimed over 190,600 lives around the world. However, out of those infected, more than 745,800 people have recovered.