Addu City, Maldives – Addu Emergency Operation Center (AEOC) has announced that a total of 78 Covid-19 recoveries have been recorded from the city since the initial case belonging to the MTCC cluster was recorded from individuals not in quarantine.
Revealing that no new cases of the coronavirus were identified from the city in the past two days, the AEOC highlighted that out of the 92 positive cases, 78 recoveries have been confirmed, leaving 14 active cases in the recovery period. As of now, only one of these patients is receiving hospitalized care.
The first Covid-19 case in Addu City within the community from an individual not in quarantine was recorded on the 2nd of February, when a few expatriates working at the Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) tested positive for the virus, which resulted in the two adjoined districts, Hulhudhoo and Meedhoo being put under monitoring.
Shortly after, another cluster, now known as the Aviation Cluster was recorded from the other adjoined part of the city on 4th February after two individuals tested positive for the virus after consulting the flu clinic. This resulted in a total lockdown of the city in order to bring the spread of the virus under control.
As of now, 4,110 samples have been collected in the city, with 208 buildings placed under quarantine after 472 individuals were identified as direct contacts.
Since the total lockdown, the city has now been removed from monitoring status, with the exception of Hulhudhoo and Meedhoo, given the random samples which came back positive recently.