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COVID-19: death toll surpasses 82

Lamya Abdulla
07 May 2021, MVT 21:35
Hulhumale Medical Facilty: daily deaths have increased in the past two days -- Photo: Mihaaru
Lamya Abdulla
07 May 2021, MVT 21:35

Health Protection Agency (HPA) revealed that three individuals getting treatment for COVID-19 has passed away on Friday.

This brings the number of total COVID related deaths in Maldives to 82.

Of the fatalities on Friday, two were foreigners. A 60 year old Indian man admitted in DH11 passed away at 0347hrs, while a 37-year-old Bangladeshi man who was isolated in K. Maafushi passed away at 0750hrs.

HPA said the Bangladeshi man tested positive on April 28.

The 82nd COVID death in Maldives is a 81 year old Maldivian woman getting treated for COVID in DH11.

Maldives recorded the highest number of deaths within a 24 hour period was Thursday, with four deaths.

COVID deaths have been increasing, with the recent surge of cases. Maldives saw over 700 COVID positives within a 24 hour period on Wednesday and Thursday, numbers not seen in Maldives previously.

So far, 33,368 people have tested positive for COVID-19, while the number of active cases have risen to near 7,000. HPA has strengthened the restrictive measures within the country to control the rapid spread.