COVID-19: 2,609 new cases; 16,666 active cases

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 Tuesday, announced 2,609 additional cases of COVID-19, increasing confirmed cases in Maldives to 122,777.     

According to HPA, the 2,609 new cases include; 1,427 cases from the greater Male’ region, 783 cases from residential islands outside Male’ and 109 cases from operational resorts.

Meanwhile, 1,673 additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 105,827.    

With the new developments, Maldives now has 16,666 active cases.      

There are 57 patients in hospitals.      

7,584 samples have been tested for COVID-19 over the last 24-hours, including 3,963 samples from the greater Male' region. The positivity rate in the greater Male’ area is at 36 percent. 

Caseload over the week

January 25: 2,609 cases 

January 24: 2,707 cases 

January 23: 2,484 cases 

January 22: 2,349 cases 

January 21: 1,697 cases 

January 20: 2,199 cases 

January 19: 2,137 cases 

Maldives has recorded 271 COVID-19 deaths.