NewsApril 15, 2020

COVID-19: First Positive Case Confirmed In Capital Male’ City

A local has tested positive after consulting with the flu clinic established in Male’ city. This is the first confirmed case of COVID-19 from the capital city, Male’.


Health Protection Agency confirmed the positive case in Male’ city, the individual is currently being transferred to an isolation facility . It is also the first positive case from an inhabited island in the country.

This marks the sixth Maldivian to test positive for CIVID-19, and the 21st confirmed case in Maldives. HPA recently reported that three locals have recovered so far.

However, 16 out of the 20 have made full recoveries. Two Maldivian patients are being treated at designated quarantine facilities, whilst another two had been repatriated to their home country of Italy.

The World Health Organization has classified the spread of COVID-19 as a global pandemic. The novel coronavirus has infected over two million people and claimed over 126,700 lives around the world. However, out of those infected, more than 484,500 people have recovered.