Health Protection Agency HPA has reported an additional 454 new cases of COVID-19 in the Maldives on Monday.

HPA said that 4,197 samples were tested for COVID in the last 24 hours and that 1,984 samples were from the Greater Male' Area. HPA reported that out of these samples 192 tested positive from the capital city and that the positivity rate at the capital is now at 10 percent.

HPA also said that 165 new cases were reported from the inhabited islands in the country and that 74 cases were confirmed from operational resorts. The Agency added that it is yet to determine the locations of 23 cases confirmed on Monday.

The new cases take the total number of COVID cases reported in the island nation to a staggering 98,506 since March 2020.

HPA had further confirmed that there are 3,825 active cases of the pandemic in the country and that the number of hospitalized COVID patients has now risen to 21.

A total of 94,404 people have now recovered from the illness in the country.

Authorities had confirmed that a total of 264 individuals had been killed due to the pandemic since April 2020 and that the total cases include 13 deceased positives whose cause of death is not directly related to COVID.