COVID-19: 115 new cases; 1,553 active cases

Rapid Response Team (RRT) operates in the streets of Male' City to conduct coronavirus tests on July 7, 2021. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Tuesday, announced 115 additional cases of COVID-19, increasing confirmed cases in Maldives to 87,186.      

According to HPA, the 115 new cases include; 22 cases from the greater Male’ region, 85 cases from residential islands outside Male’, and 8 cases from operational resorts. 

Meanwhile, 110 additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 85,378.    

With the new developments, Maldives now has 1,553 active cases.      

There are 20 patients in hospitals.      

3,541 samples have been tested for COVID-19 over the last 24-hours, including 1,129 samples from the greater Male' region. The positivity rate in the greater Male’ area is at 1 percent. 

With the 115 new infections this Tuesday, 862 people have tested positive over the last one-week period.   

October 26: 115 cases 

October 25: 149 cases 

October 24: 92 cases 

October 23: 225 cases 

October 22: 55 cases 

October 21: 131 cases 

October 20: 95 cases 

Maldives has recorded 242 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 Monday, 394,176 people have received their first dose and 355,250 people have been fully vaccinated.