A 52-year-old Maldivian woman dies from COVID-19. It has been reported the women is from Addu Atoll Hithadhoo.
Health Protection Agency has confirmed the death. It’s been reported that the woman arrived at Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) on Saturday evening due to breathing difficulties and that she passed away at around 11:20 pm.
The following death of the local woman marks the 17 COVID-19 related death.
She is the twelfth local to have succumbed to the virus. The remaining deaths concerned five Bangladeshi nationals and a Filipino citizen.
The Maldives has recently seen a huge growth in the number of cases with a major number of locals testing positive.