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Maldives records most cases in a day after 116 more test positive

Mariyam Malsa
30 April 2020, MVT 17:13
Medical health professionals in the IGMH laboratory. PHOTO: MIHAARU
Mariyam Malsa
30 April 2020, MVT 17:13

The Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Thursday, announced 116 more cases of COVID-19 in the capital city of Male, setting a new record for the highest number of cases reported in a single day.

HPA disclosed that Thursday's newest 95 cases consisted of 61 Bangladeshi citizens, 32 Indian citizens and two individuals from Nepal. The remaining individuals were Maldivian citizens.

All aforementioned individuals were living in a residence placed under surveillance by the Maldives Police Service after being flagged as vulnerable by the state.

Following the new development, the total number of confirmed cases in Maldives rises to 396, with 378 active cases and 17 recoveries.

Maldives recorded its first death from the coronavirus on Wednesday night.

In addition to the capital, COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Uligan in Haa Alif Atoll, Narudhoo and Milandhoo in Shaviyani Atoll, and Thulusdhoo in Kaafu Atoll.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified the spread of COVID-19 as a global pandemic. The new strain of novel coronavirus has infected over 3.2 million people and claimed over 228,600 lives around the world. However, out of those infected, more than a million people have recovered.

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