Authorities revealed on Tuesday night that 12 more individuals tested positive for COVID-19 while 120 patients recovered from the infection, raising the total number of recoveries to 608 in Maldives.
Speaking at the daily virtual press briefing held by the National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC), President's Office's Communications Undersecretary Mabrouq Abdul Aziz confirmed that 11 out of the 12 newly confirmed cases are locals, of which seven are connected to pre-existing clusters.
The foreigner that tested positive is an Indian national connected to an identified cluster as well.
During the press, Mabrouq disclosed further details about the seventh COVID-19 related fatality in Maldives early Tuesday, less than a day after the country recorded its sixth death.
Health Protection Agency (HPA) announced that an 89-year-old local woman, who was placed in the Isolation Facility at reclaimed suburb Hulhumale', succumbed to the virus at 0620 hrs.
According to Mabrouq, her vitals were stable and she passed away peacefully in her sleep with her daughter by her bedside.
With these developments, Maldives now records total confirmed 1,841 and 1,224 active cases of COVID-19, with 608 recoveries and seven deaths.
WHO has classified the spread of COVID-19 as a global pandemic. The new strain of novel coronavirus has infected over 6.4 million people and claimed over 379,503 lives around the world. However, out of those infected, 2.9 million people have recovered.