Health Protection Agency (HPA) announced on Saturday that a COVID-19 patient from HA. Thuraakunu has passed away.
HPA identified the deceased as a 92-year-old Maldivian male.
He passed away at 08:28 am.
“This is the 253rd COVID-19 death in the Maldives,” confirmed HPA in a tweet.
It also marks the second COVID-19 death on Saturday, and the third in December.
The death of the COVID-19 patient in HA. Thuraakunu came barely an hour after a fatality was recorded in Dh. Kudahuvadhoo.
Maldives has 91,993 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 100 new cases recorded on Friday. 90,003 patients have since recovered.
The country currently has 1,726 active cases. 17 of the patients are hospitalized.