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COVID-19: Maldives confirms 2 additional cases, 64 recoveries

Ahmed Aiham
07 June 2020, MVT 23:03
Health Protection Agency's Medical Officer Dr Nazla Rafeeq
Ahmed Aiham
07 June 2020, MVT 23:03

Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Sunday, confirmed an additional two cases of COVID-19, while 64 more patients recovered from the infection within 24hrs from Saturday to Sunday.

Speaking at the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC)'s nightly virtual press conference, HPA's Medical Officer Dr Nazla Rafeeq noted that the new positive cases include two Maldivians - a 12-year-old girl and a man aged 44.

The two cases (MAV1902-MAV1903) are connected to identified clusters.

Currently, Maldives records a total of 1,903 cases, out of which 1,068 are active cases of COVID-19. The country records 827 recoveries and eight deaths.

As one of the most densely populated cities in the world, Maldives' capital Malé has recorded a significant increase in COVID-19 cases following the first confirmed local transmission on April 15.

WHO has classified the spread of COVID-19 as a global pandemic. The new strain of novel coronavirus has infected over 7 million people and claimed over 403,345 lives around the world. However, out of those infected, 3.4million people have recovered.