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COVID-19: Maldives records 138 new cases, 116 recoveries

08 April 2021, MVT 10:19
Health worker in protective gear. PHOTO: MIHAARU
08 April 2021, MVT 10:19

The Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Monday, announced that 138 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Maldives while 116 recovered from the disease.

According to the agency, of the new cases, 84 were from the greater Male’ region, 44 cases from residential islands, 6 cases from operational resorts and four cases from an industrial island.

Currently, the island nation records a total of 25,191 virus cases of which 3,059 are active cases, in addition to 22,014 recoveries and 67 deaths.

On March 12, 2020, WHO classified the spread of COVID-19 as a global pandemic. To date, the new strain of novel coronavirus has infected over 133.6 million people and claimed over 2.9 million lives around the world. However, out of those infected, more than 107.8 million people have recovered.