COVID-19: 127 new cases; 1,947 active cases

A street in Male' City. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Monday, announced 127 additional cases of COVID-19, increasing confirmed cases in Maldives to 93,246.      

According to HPA, the 127 new cases include; 26 cases from the greater Male’ region, 89 cases from residential islands outside Male’, and 12 cases from operational resorts. 

Meanwhile, 104 additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 91,028.    

With the new developments, Maldives now has 1,947 active cases.      

There are 17 patients in hospitals.      

4,110 samples have been tested for COVID-19 over the last 24-hours, including 1,022 samples from the greater Male' region. The positivity rate in the greater Male’ area is at 2 percent. 

Caseload over the week

December 13: 127 cases 

December 12: 55 cases 

December 11: 218 cases 

December 10: 92 cases 

December 9: 125 cases 

December 8: 128 cases 

December 7: 133 cases 

Maldives has recorded 258 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, and began administering booster doses in October. 

As of present, 396,207 people have received their first dose and 365,604 people have been fully vaccinated, and 20,096 have received their booster dose.