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COVID-19: Death toll climbs to 71

20 April 2021, MVT 14:17
A frontline worker donned in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). PHOTO: AHMED AWSHAN/ MIHAARU
20 April 2021, MVT 14:17

Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Tuesday, announced the 71st COVID-19 related death in Maldives.

The agency revealed that the deceased was an 80-year-old Maldivian male being treated at the DH11 facility.

He was declared dead on Monday night at 2325hrs.

This marks the 71st local to have succumbed to the virus in Maldives. The remaining fatalities consist of seven expatriates, including six Bangladeshi nationals and one Filipino citizen.

Maldives recorded its COVID related death on April 29, 2020.

At present, the island nation records a total of 26,505 virus cases of which 2,735 are active cases and 23,691 recoveries.

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