COVID-19: 102 new cases; 1,914 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 Wednesday, announced 102 additional cases of COVID-19, increasing confirmed cases in Maldives to 91,046.      

According to HPA, the 102 new cases include; 14 cases from the greater Male’ region, 81 cases from residential islands outside Male’, and 7 cases from operational resorts. 

Meanwhile, 156 additional COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 88,871.    

With the new developments, Maldives now has 1,914 active cases.      

There are 19 patients in hospitals.      

4,300 samples have been tested for COVID-19 over the last 24-hours, including 1,389 samples from the greater Male' region. The positivity rate in the greater Male’ area is at 1 percent. 

With the 102 new infections on Wednesday, 780 people have tested positive over the last one-week period.  

November 24: 102 cases 

November 23: 123 cases 

November 22: 96 cases 

November 21: 124 cases 

November 20: 137 cases 

November 19: 124 cases 

November 18: 74 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 Tuesday, 395,470 people have received their first dose and 362,742 people have been fully vaccinated, and 7,947 have received their booster dose.