Addu City patients make full recovery from Covid-19 outbreak!

Addu Equatorial Hospital (AEH) | Photo: Sun

Addu City, Maldives – Addu Equatorial Hospital (AEH) informs that there are no active cases in the city with all Covid-19 patients making full recovery.

While 92 cases were recorded in Addu City with 06 patients requiring hospital admission. 35 positive cases were migrant workers who were employed at the MTCC Hulhumeedhoo site. The highest number of cases were recorded in Hithadhoo at 22, while Feydhoo, Meedhoo and Maradhoo Feydhoo recorded 17, 14, and 4 positive cases respectively.

Although the islands are landlocked, Maradhoo and Hulhudhoo has no recorded Covid-19 cases.

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.

Since no cases have been recorded from 4 March 2021, Health Protection Agency (HPA) removed Addu City from monitoring status and there are no restrictions in place in the city.

Addu City has vaccinated more than 12,000 individuals with Covishield with vaccination still ongoing.