Aviation Cluster: Additional person tests positive from Hithadhoo

Aerial picture of Hithadhoo, Addu City | Photo: Ali Ibrahim

Addu City, Maldives – An additional person from Hithadhoo linked to the AVSECOM cluster has tested positive for Covid-19 virus.

With this additional case identified from the cluster formed among the participants of an Aviation Security Command (AVSECOM) training held at Addu City and the MTCC cluster, the total toll of Addu City has risen to 62. 

According to AEOC, 21 cases from Hithadhoo, 4 cases in MaradhooFeydhoo, 12 cases in Feydhoo and 25 cases in HulhuMeedhoo have been recorded so far. From these cases 3 are being treated at Addu Covid Facility. 

The latest information revealed by the Addu Emergency Operation Center (AEOC) on February 15, 2021 states that the number of direct contacts in connection to the Aviation Cluster has reached 341 and 210 buildings had been placed under quarantine as well.

The Aviation cluster was identified on 6th February, after two participants of the training consulted the flu clinic after becoming symptomatic, and were subsequently tested, which resulted in the samples testing positive for Covid-19. With this, the contact tracing efforts were initiated, and more cases were discovered, which have gone up to 28 in just five days.