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COVID-19: HPA confirms 23 additional cases, 64 recoveries

Mariyam Malsa
06 July 2020, MVT 23:02
Civil servants in the capital city of Male' during the new normal. AHMED AWSHAN ILYAS/ MIHAARU
Mariyam Malsa
06 July 2020, MVT 23:02

The Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Monday, confirmed 23 additional cases of COVID-19 in Maldives as well as 64 recoveries.

According to the agency, the new cases include 16 Maldivians and seven Bangladeshi nationals.

With these developments, Maldives presently has a total of 2,491 confirmed and 361 active cases of COVID-19. Thus far, the country records 2,113 recoveries and 12 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 82 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 11.6 million people and claimed over 538,513 lives around the world. However, out of those infected, more than 6.5 million people have recovered.