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COVID-19: HPA confirms 10 additional cases, 45 recoveries

Shahudha Mohamed
07 July 2020, MVT 23:44
People shopping at the local market after restrictions were eased as the country transitions to the 'new normal'. PHOTO: MIHAARU
Shahudha Mohamed
07 July 2020, MVT 23:44

The Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Tuesday, confirmed 10 additional cases of COVID-19 in Maldives as well as 45 recoveries.

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

With these developments, Maldives presently has a total of 2,501 confirmed and 326 active cases of COVID-19. Thus far, the country records 2,158 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 86 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 11.8 million people and claimed over 543, 300 lives around the world. However, out of those infected, more than 6.7 million people have recovered.