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Number of positive cases last week rise above 1,000

The total number of positive cases of Covid-19 in the Maldives soared past 1,000 cases as the situation in the country worsens.

According to the statistics released by the Health Protection Agency (HPA), 1,202 people tested positive for Covid-19 during this past week. This is an average of 170 new cases per day.

On June 19, 159 new cases were recorded, with the number standing at 179 and 120 for June 20 and June 21 respectively.

This past week, the highest number of new cases were reported on 22 June. 237 cases were reported on that day alone, with 192. 134 and 181 cases being reported during the week respectively.

51 patients are currently being treated at the hospital. Maldives has reported a total of 181,586 cases of Covid-19 so far, with 305 deaths.