COVID-19: 77 new cases; 1,287 active cases

Rapid Response Team (RRT) operates in the streets of Male' City to conduct COVID-19 tests on June 6, 2020. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Sunday, announced 77 additional cases of COVID-19, increasing confirmed cases in Maldives to 86,165.      

According to HPA, the 77 new cases include; 25 cases from the greater Male’ region, 37 cases from residential islands outside Male’, nine cases from operational resorts and six cases from liveabords.

Meanwhile, 40 additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 84,627.    

With the new developments, Maldives now has 1,287 active cases.      

There are 12 patients in hospitals.      

3,210 samples have been tested for COVID-19 over the last 24-hours, including 1,302 samples from the greater Male' region. The positivity rate in the greater Male’ area is at 1 percent. 

Caseload over the week

October 17: 77 cases 

October 16: 111 cases 

October 15: 45 cases 

October 14: 94 cases 

October 13: 106 cases 

October 12: 110 cases 

October 11: 74 cases 

Maldives has recorded 238 COVID-19 deaths. 

Maldives began its vaccination campaign in February. The country expanded the campaign to begin vaccinating children between 12 years and 17 years of age in August. 

As of present, 393,679 people have received their first dose and 351,169 people have been fully vaccinated.