Covid-19: 3 additional cases in GA.Villigili

Health worker seen at a Covid-19 sampling station | Photo: Hussain Waheed

GA.Villigili, Maldives – 3 additional people from GA.Villigili have tested positive for Covid-19 increasing the total number of cases from the island to 8.

The newly positive cases are all in relation to the two existing clusters in the island. Both clusters were formed due to violation of quarantine rules by people from the island.

Covid-19 was first recorded from the island when two people in home quarantine violated the rule to go out and get married according to a person who informed local media “Gaafu”. The third case was when a local went against quarantine rules and went outside during the quarantine period. He has a high number of direct contacts and contact tracing is ongoing.

In the statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 1,007 cases recorded yesterday, 793 were from the Malé area, while 183 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included 26 case from operational resorts and 05 from live aboard which brought up the total active cases in the country to 15,666.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 43,782 out of which 28,013 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of May 15, 2021.

While the country is currently going through one of the worst waves that has hit the country in terms of the pandemic, currently there are 260 patients receiving hospitalized care for the virus throughout the country. With majority of the hospitalized patients being in the capital, experts continuously reiterate the importance of taking preventive steps against Covid-19, such as maintaining adequate physical distancing, wearing masks and practicing hand hygiene.