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COVID-19: HPA confirms 11 more cases, three recoveries

Mariyam Malsa
16 May 2020, MVT 11:47
Health worker beside an ambulance. PHOTO: AHMED AWSHAN ILYAS/ MIHAARU
Mariyam Malsa
16 May 2020, MVT 11:47

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) confirmed an additonal 11 cases of COVID-19 in the early hours of Saturday.

According to the agency, the cases MAV1021 to MAV1031 consist of eight Maldivians and three Bangladeshi nationals.

Furthermore, HPA revealed that three more Maldivian citizens had recovered from the virus.

With the new developments, Maldives now records a total of 1,031 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 978 active cases, four fatalities and a total of 46 recoveries.

Capital city Malé, one of the most densely populated places in the world, has recorded a significant increase in COVID-19 cases the first case was recorded on April 15.

On March 12, 2020, the World Health Organization classified the spread of COVID-19 as a global pandemic. At present, the new strain of novel coronavirus has infected over 4.5 million people and claimed over 308,600 lives around the world. However, out of those infected, 1.7 million people have recovered.