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COVID-19: Death toll rises to 223

Lamya Abdulla
22 August 2021, MVT 15:13
(FILE) Hulhumale' Graveyard: two people have passed away from COVID-19 in August -- Photo: Nishan Ali/ Mihaaru
Lamya Abdulla
22 August 2021, MVT 15:13

Health Protection Agency (HPA) announced the 223rd COVID-19 fatality in Maldives on Sunday.

This is the second COVID death in August.

The agency said a 75 year old Maldivian woman admitted in Hulhumale’ Medical Facility (HMF) had passed away at 11:20 in the morning.

In an effort to control the spread of COVID within Maldives, the government has increased its efforts to inoculate the population. The state aims to vaccinate 90 percent of the entire population before the month is over.

Currently 364,847 people have received one dose of the COVID vaccines being administered in Maldives while 298,418 people have been fully vaccinated.

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