COVID-19: Maldives record 56 new positive cases

COVID-19: Maldives record 56 new positive cases

The National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) on Monday confirmed that 56 new individuals tested positive for COVID-19, while 35 more people recovered from the disease in Maldives.

Speaking at the NEOC's nightly virtual press conference, Communications Undersecretary at the President's Office Mabrouq Abdul Azeez stated among the positive cases are 27 Maldivians and 29 Bangladeshi nationals.

He also revealed that currently 12 people are admitted for treatment at the Tree Top Hospital, adding that one patient is being treated at the hospital's Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

With these developments, the total number of positive cases found in the country is 1,829 and the number of recoveries is 488. Till date, Maldives records 6 fatalities.

The COVID-19 outbreak in capital city Malé has recorded a significant increase in COVID-19 cases following the first confirmed local transmission on April 15.

WHO has classified the spread of COVID-19 as a global pandemic. The new strain of novel coronavirus has infected over 6.3 million people and claimed over 377,437 lives around the world. However, out of those infected, 2.9 million people have recovered.