MALE, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) — The total number of deaths caused by COVID-19 in Maldives has risen to 22 while the country reported 78 new cases on Friday, local media reported here Saturday.
A 61-year-old Maldivian woman died while receiving treatment for COVID-19 at the intensive care unit of Hulhumale Medical Facility on Friday, according to the Health Protection Agency (HPA). Three people have died of COVID-19 in Maldives this week.
A total of 78 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed by the HPA on Friday, raising the country’s total case count to 5,572. Forty-six of the new cases are of Maldivian nationals, with the remaining 32 being foreign nationals.
According to the HPA, there are 2,543 active cases of COVID-19 spreading across 14 islands and nine resorts in the country. Enditem
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