COVID-19: Maldives records 10 more recoveries

COVID-19: Maldives records 10 more recoveries

A total of 242 individuals have recovered from COVID-19 in Maldives till date.

Speaking at the daily virtual press conference held by the National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC), the Health Protection Agency (HPA)'s Medical Officer Dr Nazla Rafeeq stated that 10 more recoveries were confirmed since the last press briefing held the night before.

With this development, Maldives presently records 1,457 confirmed and 1,210 active cases of COVID-19, with five fatalities and 242 recoveries.

Capital city Malé, one of the most densely populated places in the world, has recorded a significant increase in COVID-19 since it recorded its first local transmission of the virus on April 15.

On March 12, 2020, the World Health Organization classified the spread of COVID-19 as a global pandemic. The new strain of novel coronavirus has infected over 5.7 million people and claimed over 354,400 lives around the world. However, out of those infected, 2.4 million people have recovered.