COVID-19: 184 new infections, 145 from Male’ alone

Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Thursday, announced 184 additional cases of the new coronavirus, increasing confirmed coronavirus cases in Maldives to 19,346.
According to HPA, the 184 new cases include; 145 cases from the greater Male’ region, 10 cases from residential islands outside Male’, 24 cases from operational resorts, and 5 cases from industrial islands.
Meanwhile, 192 additional coronavirus patients were confirmed to have made full recoveries over the last 24 hours, increasing total recoveries to 16,838.
With the new developments, Maldives now has 2,441 active cases.
There are 162 patients in hospitals.
3,993 samples (including repeated samples) have been tested for the new coronavirus over the last 24-hours.
With the 184 new infections this Thursday, 1,006 people have tested positive over the last one-week period.
February 25: 184 cases
February 24: 124 cases
February 23: 108 cases
February 22: 161 cases
February 21: 157 cases
February 20: 145 cases
February 19: 127 cases
Maldives identified its first coronavirus case on March 7, and declared a state of public health emergency over the pandemic less than a week later on March 12.
While coronavirus cases had initially been restricted to resorts and safaris, and later quarantine facilities holding inbound travelers, Male’ City identified its first coronavirus case on April 15, prompting a city-wide lockdown.
The populous capital quickly emerged as the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Maldives, contributing to the majority of total cases.
60 coronavirus patients have died from complications.
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