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COVID-19: Maldives records 253 new cases, 132 recoveries

22 April 2021, MVT 09:13
Random sample collection. PHOTO: MIHAARU
22 April 2021, MVT 09:13

The Health Protection Agency (HPA), on Monday, announced that 253 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Maldives while 132 recovered from the disease.

According to the agency, of the new cases, 111 were from the greater Male’ region, 61 cases from residential islands, 64 cases from operational resorts and 17 cases from industrial islands.

Currently, the island nation records a total of 26,920 virus cases of which 2,905 are active cases, in addition to 23,935 recoveries and 71 deaths.

On March 12, 2020, WHO classified the spread of COVID-19 as a global pandemic. To date, the new strain of novel coronavirus has infected over 143 million people and claimed over 3 million lives around the world. However, out of those infected, more than 122 million people have recovered.