COVID-19: Almost 600 positive cases in 24 hours

Rapid Response Team (RRT) operates in the streets of Male' City to conduct coronavirus tests on February 3, 2021. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Tuesday, confirmed additional 593 cases of COVID-19 cases, bringing the total cases in Maldives to 99,099.      

According to HPA, the new cases include; 199 cases from the greater Male’ region, 197 cases from residential islands outside Male’ and 124 cases from operational resorts.

Meanwhile, 98 additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 94,502.    

With these new developments, Maldives now has 4,320 active cases.

There are 20 patients in hospitals

5,818 samples have been tested for COVID-19 over the last 24-hours, including 2,761 samples from the greater Male' region. The positivity rate in the greater Male’ area is at 7 percent. 

Caseload over the week

January 11: 593 cases 

January 10: 454 cases 

January 9: 384 cases 

January 8: 337 cases 

January 7: 281 cases 

January 6: 304 cases  

January 5: 224 cases 

Maldives has recorded 264 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, 397,033 people have received their first dose and 368,351 people have been fully vaccinated, and 28,085 have received their booster dose.