COVID-19 cases cross 6,000 in Maldives
Kathmandu. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Maldives has crossed 6,000 while the death toll has reached 24, local media reported here on Wednesday.
According to the Health Protection Agency (HPA), 170 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on Tuesday, pushing the country’s total cases to 6,779.
Of the newly-confirmed cases, 118 were detected from the densely populated Greater Male region and 139 of the new cases were Maldivian citizens, while the remaining 31 were foreign nationals.
There are 2,531 active cases in the country’s 18 islands and 12 resorts. A total of 4,222 people have fully recovered from the virus. Meanwhile, a 42-year-old Maldivian woman died on Tuesday, pushing the country’s death toll to 26.