37 of the 84 new Covid-19 cases recorded in the last week were in Malé City, the Maldives’ capital.

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) confirmed this in its most recent statistics, which was issued on Monday.

As a result, 84 new Covid-19 infections were confirmed between May 29 and June 4, with 37 from the congested Greater Malé Area, nine from residential islands outside of the city, and 38 from other locations such as industrial islands, liveaboard ships, and resorts.

With this development, the total number of Covid-19 cases in the country has increased to 179,837.

In April 2020, the Maldives saw its first Covid-19 fatality. The number of people who have died in the country as a result of the coronavirus has now reached 299.

The highest number of Covid-19 instances was reported on Thursday, at 18, after the number had declined to seven earlier in the week.

More instances have been discovered in the last week on industrial islands, liveaboard vessels, and resorts than in the capital area and outlying atolls.

The worldwide state of public health emergency, which was announced on March 12, 2020, was lifted on March 13, 2022.

The sample positive rate in the United States rose to 36% in early February after remaining stable at 4% since December 2021, but has since decreased.

In early February, when the Maldives was dealing with a big Omicron strain epidemic, the sample positivity rate in the capital region jumped to 45 percent.

In an attempt to stop Covid-19 from spreading over the island nation, HPA released a slew of health and safety recommendations earlier this month.

As a result, the Maldives’ ban on wearing face masks, which was enacted in February 2021, has been repealed. On the first day of Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting, the transformation occurred as well.

Although face masks are no longer necessary, the general public, including employees, patients, and visitors, will be expected to wear them where healthcare services are provided.

Residents of islands or locations where the Covid-19 positive rate is greater than 20% must continue to wear face masks.

The public health authority went on to advise the public to continue wearing face masks when out in public, if they have symptoms, if they attend large crowds or events, when using public transportation vehicles such as taxis, buses, and ferries, and when attending indoor activities and other places where public services are provided.

Following a thorough review of the present pandemic situation, the improvements were applied.

As a result, when the state of public health emergency was withdrawn exactly two years after it was declared, the fact that the Covid-19 situation is improving in most islands and areas, as well as the success in maintaining low hospitalisation and death rates, were taken into account.

Furthermore, according to HPA, the majority of the population has received their first two immunisation doses, with booster dosage administration continuing to rise.

Even if the public health emergency has been cancelled, the Covid-19 reaction will continue in accordance with the ‘Covid-19 Strategy,’ and steps will be conducted in accordance with the current Covid-19 situation.

After enormous crowds to observe the new year’s celebrations, Covid-19 reached an all-time high in the Maldives.

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