Maldives’ COVID-19 death toll rises to 84

Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Health Protection Agency (HPA) announced on Sunday that a patient taken to the Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Room has died from COVID-19.

HPA identified the deceased as a 51-year-old Maldivian female.

According to HPA, the patient was taken to the IGMH’s ER at 04:45 am.

She was declared dead an hour later, at 05:46 am.

“This is the 84th COVID-19 death in the Maldives,” announced HPA.

Maldives has 34,724 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 590 new cases recorded on Saturday. 25,992 patients have since recovered.

The country currently has 8,640 active cases. 230 of the patients are hospitalized.