Covid-19: 2 additional cases recorded in Kulhudhufushi

Health worker seen taking Covid-19 samples | Photo: Hussain Waheed

Kulhudhufushi City, Maldives – Two additional people have tested positive for Covid-19 from HDh. Kulhudhufushi City taking that total number of cases from the city to 11.

The two new cases are direct contacts of the previous case and were in home quarantine. The initial sample of both of these people came back negative. They later tested positive after collecting the sample due to Covid-19 symptoms.

In the latest statistics released by HPA, it was detailed that out of the 1,433 cases yesterday, 1,294 were from the Malé area, while 134 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also included 05 case from operational resorts which brought up the total active cases in the country to 16,997.

With this, the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has reached 45,956 out of which 28,849 patients have made full recoveries, as of 18:00 of May 17, 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 268 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.