COVID-19: 123 new cases; 1,968 active cases

Rapid Response Team (RRT) operates in the streets of Male' City to conduct coronavirus tests on February 3, 2021. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Tuesday, announced 123 additional cases of COVID-19, increasing confirmed cases in Maldives to 90,944.      

According to HPA, the 123 new cases include; 19 cases from the greater Male’ region, 87 cases from residential islands outside Male’, and 17 cases from operational resorts. 

Meanwhile, 139 additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 88,715.    

With the new developments, Maldives now has 1,968 active cases.      

There are 19 patients in hospitals.      

3,516 samples have been tested for COVID-19 over the last 24-hours, including 1,022 samples from the greater Male' region. The positivity rate in the greater Male’ area is at 2 percent. 

With the 123 new infections on Tuesday, 827 people have tested positive over the last one-week period.  

November 23: 123 cases 

November 22: 96 cases 

November 21: 124 cases 

November 20: 137 cases 

November 19: 124 cases 

November 18: 74 cases 

November 17: 149 cases 

Maldives has recorded 248 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 Monday, 395,419 people have received their first dose and 362,517 people have been fully vaccinated, and 7,293 have received their booster dose.