COVID-19: 143 new cases, 117 from atolls

Rapid Response Team (RRT) operates in the streets of Male' City to conduct COVID-19 tests on July 15, 2021. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Thursday, announced 143 additional cases of COVID-19, increasing confirmed cases in Maldives to 91,893.      

According to HPA, the 143 new cases include; 22 cases from the greater Male’ region, 117 cases from residential islands outside Male’, and four cases from operational resorts. 

Meanwhile, 100 additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 89,913.    

With the new developments, Maldives now has 1,716 active cases.      

There are 13 patients in hospitals.      

4,383 samples have been tested for COVID-19 over the last 24-hours, including 1,279 samples from the greater Male' region. The positivity rate in the greater Male’ area is at 2 percent. 

Caseload over the week

December 2: 143 cases 

December 1: 100 cases 

November 30: 107 cases

November 29: 79 cases 

November 28: 114 cases 

November 27: 76 cases 

November 26: 152 cases 

Maldives has recorded 251 COVID-19 deaths.