Maldives records 386 new COVID-19 cases, active cases surge above 4,000

Migrant workers wear masks to protect from the spread of COVID19 in Male' City on May 26, 2020. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Health Protection Agency (HPA) has announced 386 additional cases of COVID-19.

The new cases mean that the total number of confirmed cases in the Maldives has now reached 28,588, since confirming the first case in March of last year. According to HPA, the new cases include; 105 cases from the greater Male’ region, 198 cases from residential islands outside of Male’, and six cases from operational resorts as well as 77 from industrial islands.

Meanwhile, 78 additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 24,499. The Maldives now has 4,009 active cases. There are currently 119 patients in hospitals.

HPA added that the positive cases confirmed last night were from 3,289 samples (including repeated samples) tested for COVID-19. 

Caseload over the week

  • April 27: 386 cases
  • April 26: 328 cases
  • April 25: 253 cases
  • April 24: 218 cases
  • April 23: 319 cases
  • April 22: 164 cases
  • April 21: 253 cases

71 COVID-19 patients have died from complications.