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COVID-19: HPA confirms 25 additional cases, 54 recoveries

Mariyam Malsa
04 July 2020, MVT 23:01
Donning masks, people shop at the local market in Male' City, following the lift of lockdown measures imposed to reduce the spread of COVID-19. PHOTO: NISHAN ALI/ MIHAARU
Mariyam Malsa
04 July 2020, MVT 23:01

The Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Saturday, confirmed that 25 additional individuals tested positive for COVID-19, while 54 patients recovered from the virus.

According to the agency, the new cases include 19 Maldivians, four Bangladeshi nationals, one Nepalese citizen and one Indian.

With these developments, Maldives presently has a total of 2,435 confirmed and 390 active cases of COVID-19. Thus far, the country records 2,030 recoveries and 10 deaths.

As one of the most densely populated cities in the world, Maldives' capital Malé recorded a significant increase in COVID-19 cases in the first weeks following the first confirmed local transmission on April 15.

However, the number of recoveries have continued to rise, with 81 percent of patients now recovered.

On March 12, WHO classified the spread of COVID-19 as a global pandemic. To date, the new strain of novel coronavirus has infected over 11.2 million people and claimed over 530,800 lives around the world. However, out of those infected, more than 6.3 million people have recovered.