Wedding cluster: 100 confirmed positive for Covid-19

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Male’, Maldives – The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has stated the number of individuals that have tested positive for Covid-19 in the SHE bidding wedding cluster, have increased yet again- bringing the number of confirmed cases to 92.

The Health Emergency Operations Centre (HEOC) has collected 401 samples in the contact tracing process of this particular cluster- that reportedly originated from one attendee with coronavirus symptoms, who went to the wedding that was attended by a total of 120 people.

More than half of the attendees- 68 to be precise, along with 32 contacts have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total cases in the cluster to a 100.

HPA said that among the positive cases, there are some high-risk patients. The ages of the infected people relating to the wedding cluster include 24 children under the age of 18, in addition to a 65 year old and a 77 year old. In addition to this, HPA also informed that two toddlers of the age 2 and 3 are also confirmed as positive for the virus.

With 43 more positive cases recorded in the past 24 hours, total cases in the Maldives have no reached 14,325. Some island’s have also recently gone into lockdown, fearing a community spread, with HPA starting to keep tabs on travelers from these islands.