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337 tested positive today, 101 from Male'

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country has risen to 96,668 after another 337 people have tested positive in the past 24 hours.

Health Protection Agency (HPA) said that from 6 p.m. yesterday to 6 p.m. today, 101 people tested positive in the Male' area along with 129 from the atolls and 99 from the resorts.

In the same time frame, 123 people recovered from COVID-19 raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 94,091 with another 3,300 people still in treatment including 15 people in hospitals.

There have been 264 COVID-related deaths in the Maldives that includes 247 locals, 17 foreign nationals. Maldives reported its first COVID-19 related death on 29 April 2020 following the death of an 83-year-old woman.