The Maldives has confirmed 91 new cases of Covid-19 along with one additional death.
This was revealed by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) in its latest figures released on Monday.
As such, statistics revealed that between May 22 and May 28, a total of 91 new Covid-19 infections were confirmed, including 40 in the congested capital of Greater Male, 24 in residential islands in outside the capital and 27 reported by others, including industrialists. islands, cruise ships and resorts.
With this development, the number of Covid-19 cases in the country rose to 179,753.
Authorities also confirmed an additional death last week, however, details of the deceased were not released.
The country’s death toll from coronavirus currently stands at 299.
The Maldives reported its first Covid-19 death in April 2020
In the past week, the highest number of Covid-19 cases were reported on Tuesday, at 23 as the number fell to eight at the start of the week.
Over the past week, more infections have been confirmed in the capital region than in the outlying atolls.
The state of health emergency declared throughout the territory on March 12, 2020 was dissolved as of March 13, 2022.
While the sample positivity rate across the country rose to 36% in early February after being held at 4% in December 2021, it has since declined.
The sample positivity rate in the capital region reached 45% in early February, when the Maldives was plunged into a crushing outbreak of the Omicron variant.
HPA announced a number of measures to tighten health and safety restrictions in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19 across the island nation earlier in March.
As such, the face mask mandate that came into effect in the Maldives in February 2021 has also been dissolved. The move also coincided with the start of the fasting month of Ramadan.
Although face masks are no longer mandatory, the public should continue to use face masks where health services are provided, including staff, patients and visitors.
Additionally, residents of islands or areas with a Covid-19 positivity rate above 20% are still required to use face masks.
The public health authority then encouraged the public to continue using masks if they are considered high risk or have high risk people around them, when in public, if they shows symptoms, if attending large gatherings or events. crowds of people, while using public transport vehicles such as taxis, buses and ferries as well as during indoor activities and other places where public services are provided.
The changes were made after a thorough analysis of the current pandemic situation.
Thus, some of the key points taken into consideration when revoking the state of health emergency, exactly two years after its imposition, include the fact that the Covid-19 situation in most islands and regions is improving as well. than success in keeping hospitalization and mortality rates low.
Furthermore, HPA revealed that a majority of the population has completed the first two doses of the vaccination, as the administration of booster doses continues to increase.
It was also revealed that the response to Covid-19 will continue in accordance with the “Covid-19 strategy” and that measures will be taken according to the current situation of Covid-19, even if the public health emergency has been revoked.
The Maldives recently went through a crushing spike in Covid-19, following mass gatherings to mark New Year celebrations.