Addu records 5th COVID-19 death

Addu Equatorial Hospital. (File Photo/Sun/Fayaz Moosa)

An elderly patient admitted to the Addu Covid Management Facility passed away early Wednesday, marking the southern city’s fifth COVID-19 death. 

Addu Equatorial Hospital identified the deceased as an 87-year-old Maldivian male. 

He passed away at 01:31 am on Wednesday. 

An official from Addu Equatorial Hospital told Sun that the patient – a resident of Feydhoo district – was admitted to the Addu Covid Management Facility last Wednesday. 

His death marks the fifth COVID-19 in Addu, and follows two deaths in the southern island of GDh. Thinadhoo on Tuesday – a man above the age of 80-years from GA. Gemanafushi who was being treated at the Thinadhoo Covid Management Facility – and an 81-year-old woman from Thinadhoo who died in her home. 

The latest fatality marks the sixth COVID-19 death this October, and increases the country’s death toll from the pandemic to 237. 

Addu has 1,680 confirmed cases, including 216 active cases. 

Meanwhile, 85,732 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed nation-wide, including 110 new cases recorded on Tuesday. 84,292 patients have since recovered.  

The country currently has 1,192 active cases. 13 of the patients are hospitalized.