Health Protection Agency HPA has confirmed that more than 11,000 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Maldives since the pandemic first reached its shores in March of this year.

HPA said last night that 69 new cases reported in the Maldives on Wednesday and that this includes 29 locals and 40 foreigners. While 63 of the cases reported from the Greater Male’ Area, 6 cases were reported from the islands and resorts.

This takes the total number of COVID-19 cases reported in the country to 11,062.

Meanwhile, HPA said that total recoveries recorded in the country have edged closer to 10,000 with 9880 infected individuals now free of the illness.

HPA confirmed that the country currently has 1140 active cases of COVID-19 and that the state is hosting 367 individuals at different isolation facilities. HPA also said 61 COVID-19 patients remained hospitalized in the country.

The Agency noted that 19 islands in the country are hosting 152 active cases of COVID-19 and that 19 resorts also have active cases of the illness. It said that this include 14 tourists and 19 staff.

The Maldives has recorded 35 COVID-19 deaths in the country since April of this year including 29 locals and 6 foreigners.