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COVID-19: Maldives records 69 deaths

17 April 2021, MVT 09:31
Frontliners collecting samples. PHOTO: MIHAARU
17 April 2021, MVT 09:31

Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Friday, announced the 68th COVID-19 related death in Maldives.

The agency revealed that the deceased was an 86-year-old Maldivian male brought to the Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) ER in an unresponsive state at 0400hrs.

He was declared dead at 0420hrs.

This marks the 69th local to have succumbed to the virus in Maldives. The remaining fatalities consist of seven expatriates, including six Bangladeshi nationals and one Filipino citizen.

At present, the island nation records a total of 26,021 virus cases of which 2,592 are active cases, in addition to 23,360 recoveries.

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