Covid-19: 30 active cases with 4 hospitalized in Addu City

Random sampling being carried out in Addu City | Photo: The Times of Addu

Addu City, Maldives – The Addu Emergency Operations Center (AEOC) has reported that currently there are a total of 30 active Covid-19 cases present in Addu City, as of February 24.

According to AEOC, one new Covid-19 case was recorded over the past 24 hours, taking the total Covid-19 toll in Addu City to 77. Out of these 77 cases, 43 cases were recorded from the major Aviation Cluster in Addu. There are 22 cases from Hithadhoo, 17 cases from Feydhoo and the remaining 04 cases are from Maradhoofeydhoo. So far, no case has been found from Maradhoo island locates between the adjoining islands of Hithadhoo and Maradhoofeydhoo in Addu City.

The remaining 34 cases were recorded from Hulhumeedhoo of Addu City. While 26 of the cases were recorded from the initial and major MTCC cluster in Hulhumeedhoo, the remaining eight cases were confirmed recently via a random sampling that was conducted in the island, resulting in strict measures implemented in Hulhumeedhoo.

While a total of 77 people have so far tested positive for Covid-19 in Addu, AEOC has informed that the recovery rate in Addu is at 61% with 47 recoveries recorded till date. There are currently 04 people hospitalized due to Covid-19 in the city.

AEOC revealed that so far, they have traced 403 direct contacts of the confirmed 77 cases and that they have placed all direct contacts in quarantine, with currently 118 buildings in quarantine. Contact tracing is still ongoing in the city.

Addu City still remains under monitoring status, barring any unauthorized travel to and from the city, however, the city has loosened several restrictions in the city such as indoor dining and a curfew which lasted from  20:00 to 04:00.