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COVID-19 cases rise to 10,354 in Maldives: local media

Oct 02, 2020

Male (Maldives), October 2: Confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Maldives has risen to 10,354, local media reported here Friday.
According to the Health Protection Agency (HPA), 63 new cases of COVID-19, including 31 locals and 32 foreigners, were detected in the Maldives on Thursday.
The Health Emergency Operation Center (HEOC) was quoted by state media as saying that there is no community spread in Addu City, where a total of 67 cases of COVID-19 have been detected.
HEOC Spokesperson Fathimath Nazla Rafeeq said that 53 workers brought from India to build a police academy in the city tested positive for COVID-19 during a 14-day quarantine.
Rafeeq said that none of the Indian workers maintained contact with locals and therefore there is no danger of community spread in the city.
The Maldives currently has 1,126 active cases of COVID-19 spread across 24 inhabited islands and 21 resorts. Of these, 79 patients have been hospitalized for treatment.
A total of 9,187 patients have fully recovered from the virus so far, while 34 have died.
Source: Xinhua News Agency