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COVID-19: Total number of recoveries in Maldives exceed 100

Mariyam Malsa
21 May 2020, MVT 23:07
Dr Moosa Murad speaking at the NEOC press conference on Thursday. PHOTO: MIHAARU
Mariyam Malsa
21 May 2020, MVT 23:07

The Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Thursday, confirmed that an additional 13 individuals recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 104.

Speaking at a press conference held at the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC), Dr Moosa Murad from Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) stated that the new recoveries consisted of 12 locals and one foreigner.

The capital city of Malé, one of the most densely populated cities in the world, has recorded a significant increase in COVID-19 since recording its first local transmission of the virus on April 15.

Maldives currently records 1,216 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,108 active cases. The country has reported four fatalities and a total of 104 recoveries till date.

WHO has classified the spread of COVID-19 as a global pandemic. The new strain of novel coronavirus has infected over 5.1 million people and claimed over 331,000 lives around the world. However, out of those infected, 2 million people have recovered.