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COVID:10: Death toll rises to 101

Lamya Abdulla
17 May 2021, MVT 19:32
Doctors at a medical facility: three people have passed away on Monday due to COVID-19 -- Photo: Nishan Ali/ Mihaaru
Lamya Abdulla
17 May 2021, MVT 19:32

Health Protection Agency (HPA) announced on Monday the 101st COVID-19 death in Maldives.

This was the third COVID-19 related death in Monday.

HPA said that the 70 year old Maldivian woman admitted in Hulhumale Medical Facility passed away at 1800hrs.

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

The ongoing surge of COVID-19 positive cases has vastly increased the death rate, with 28 people passing away to date in May alone.

Authorities have tightened measure to curb the spread. This includes increased duration and extended curfew in addition to travel restrictions.

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