Health Protection Agency (HPA) has confirmed the death of two additional COVID-19 patients, increasing total fatalities this Tuesday alone to eight.
The new fatalities are an 83-year-old Maldivian female admitted to Hulhumale’ Medical Facility who passed away at 07:55 pm, and a 46-year-old Maldivian female admitted to Dharumavantha Hospital who passed away at 08:11 pm.
Their deaths follow the death of a 70-year-old Maldivian male admitted to Hulhumale’ Medical Facility at 03:41 am, an 87-year-old Maldivian male admitted to B. Atoll Covid Management Facility at 04:40 am, a 50-year-old Maldivian male admitted to Hulhumale’ Medical Facility at 05:46 am, a 59-year-old Maldivian female admitted to Hulhumale’ Medical Facility at 06:14 am, and an 89-year-old Maldivian female taken to Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital’s ER at 01:51 pm.
The eight new deaths this Tuesday increases COVID-19 fatalities in Maldives to 169.
Maldives has been experiencing a surge in both infection rate and fatalities in recent weeks.
Last May saw the highest number of COVID-19 fatalities in a single month, with 88 deaths.
Maldives has 64,396 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 710 new cases recorded on Monday. 40,117 patients have since recovered.
The country currently has 24,109 active cases. 204 of the patients are hospitalized.