COVID-19: 162 new cases; 1,708 active cases

Rapid Response Team (RTT) transports a COVID-19 patient from their home to a treatment facility on May 27, 2020. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Saturday, announced 162 additional cases of COVID-19, increasing confirmed cases in Maldives to 83,494.      

According to HPA, the 162 new cases include; 49 cases from the greater Male’ region, 106 cases from residential islands outside Male’, 6 case from operational resorts, and 1 case from liveaaboards. 

Meanwhile, 140 additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 81,544.    

With the new developments, Maldives now has 1,708 active cases.      

There are 23 patients in hospitals.      

5,195 samples have been tested for COVID-19 over the last 24-hours, including 1,953 from the greater Male' region.    

With the 162 new infections this Saturday, 810 people have tested positive over the last one-week period.   

September 18: 162 cases 

September 17: 84 cases 

September 16: 86 cases 

September 15: 92 cases 

September 14: 120 cases 

September 13: 128 cases 

September 12: 138 cases 

Maldives has recorded 229 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. 

As of Friday, 390,672 people have received their first dose and 330,306 people have been fully vaccinated.