14 more COVID-19 cases confirmed in the Maldives

Ambulances parked by the Fishermen's Park in Male' City on May 12, 2020. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) has announced that 14 more individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Maldives.

Speaking in a press conference tonight, NEOC spokesperson Mabrouq Azeez announced that the 555 samples for the virus were collected within the last 24-hours. The total number of tests conducted in the Maldives has now reached 13,639.

Medical professionals in the country have previously projected a surge in cases in the country by the end of this month. In tonight’s press conference, Dr. Ibrahim Afzal stated that the surge could be reduced and requested the public against relaxing. 

The newly confirmed cases come after the authorities confirmed 13 cases of the virus earlier today. With the new cases confirmed tonight, the country has confirmed 27 cases of the virus in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases in the country now stands at 982.

Authorities also announced that six people have recovered from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 46. So far, four people have passed away from the virus in the Maldives.