COVID-19: 72 new cases; 1,551 active cases

Rapid Response Team (RRT) operates in the streets of Male' City to conduct COVID-19 tests on May 28, 2020. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Sunday, announced 72 additional cases of COVID-19, increasing confirmed cases in Maldives to 84,362.      

According to HPA, the 72 new cases include; 31 cases from the greater Male’ region, 36 cases from residential islands outside Male’, 4 case from operational resorts, and 1 case from liveaboards. 

Meanwhile, 200 additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 82,632.    

With the new developments, Maldives now has 1,551 active cases.      

There are 20 patients in hospitals.      

4,632 samples have been tested for COVID-19 over the last 24-hours, including 1,452 from the greater Male' region.    

With the 72 new infections this Sunday, 786 people have tested positive over the last one-week period.   

September 26: 72 cases 

September 25: 126 cases 

September 24: 61 cases 

September 23: 86 cases 

September 22: 142 cases 

September 21: 220 cases 

September 20: 79 cases 

Maldives has recorded 231 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 Saturday, 391,738 people have received their first dose and 335,926 people have been fully vaccinated.