Maldives reports its first coronavirus death

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 30, 2020, 11.08 AM(IST)

Coronavirus in Maldives Photograph:( AFP )

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The victim was an 83-year-old woman from the capital Male.

Maldives has reported its first death from COVID-19 with the number of positive cases standing at 280.

The victim was an 83-year-old woman from the capital Male.

First cases of COVID-19 were reported at tourist resorts in this Indian Ocean archipelago state and authorities for sometime kept it from spilling over into the community.

There has, however, been a sudden spike in recent days in the number of patients in the capital as well as far off islands with no traceable source of infection.