The Maldives has reported record-breaking 7 COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours in the country as the pandemic situation remains dire in the island nation.

Sources have confirmed that yesterday 5 locals and a foreigner had succumbed to the pandemic in the Maldives. The new deaths include two from Lhaviyani Atoll Naifaru where the pandemic is believed to rampant.

Reports have said that an 83-year-old woman and a 97-year-old woman had died from Naifaru yesterday while under treatment for the illness.

Also, a 77-year-old local woman and an 88-year-old local man had succumbed to the pandemic while under treatment in Male'.

On Thursday, an elderly Indian tourist had died at Alifu Alifu Rasdhoo and authorities had ruled his death as a COVID-19 death.

Additionally, a local woman who was rushed to IGMH/ER had also died from COVID-19 while unconfirmed media reports have said that another foreigner had succumbed to the pandemic.

This takes the total number of COVID-19 deaths reported in the Maldives to a staggering 81.

Health Protection Agency HPA had reported a total of 33,368 across the country since March 2020. HPA said that there are 7,607 active cases of COVID-19 in the country right now and that more than 203 COVID patients have now been hospitalized for further treatment.