Hoadedhhoo, Maldives – Health Emergency Operation Center (HEOC) has revealed that the number of Covid-19 cases in Gdh. Hoadedhhoo has now risen to 38, with two new cases being recorded on Thursday.
While the latest two patients are 18 year old males, it is believed that the number of cases in the island is expected to rise as authorities say more than 63 individuals are presenting symptoms of the infection.
Authorities, which have declared the situation of the island as a local transmission, carried out the initial random sampling in the island after four individuals who completed a 14 day, travel related quarantine tested positive for the virus. Upon testing, 19 tests came back positive, resulting in 111 direct contacts, of which the aforementioned 63 are symptomatic.
While it is still unclear how the virus made its way to the island, response personnel are attempting to piece the puzzle all the while testing those who are symptomatic.
Due to this, the island has been placed under monitoring, during which time, any unauthorized travel to and from the island is prohibited. Apart from this, public service facilities such as schools have temporarily been shut down.
Hoadedhhoo currently has the highest number of the coronavirus cases apart from Male’.