Health Protection Agency has reported an additional 184 new cases of COVID-18 in the Maldives as authorities take more measures to curb the spread of the illness.

HPA said in a tweet that out of the 184 new cases, 145 cases were confirmed from the Greater Male' Area where authorities have imposed both a vehicular ban and a curfew in an attempt to deter the rampant infection.

The agency said that 24 new cases were confirmed from operational resorts while 10 COVID-19 cases were reported from inhabited islands. HPA also reported 5 new COVID-19 cases from industrial islands.

The new cases take the total number of COVID-19 cases reported in the country to a staggering 19,346.

HPA confirmed that 16,838 had recovered from the illness including the 190 that recovered from the pandemic yesterday.

But HPA said that 2441 remained as active cases of COVID-19 across the country and that 162 COVID-19 patients had been hospitalized for further treatment.

The Pandemic had killed 60 people in the country since April and 9 of them had this month as the country rides the worst COVID-19 wave since the pandemic first reached its shores.

Authorities had been tightening the restrictive measures in a bid to deter the fast-spreading COVID-19 pandemic but so far is yet to quell the third wave of the on-going pandemic.