Covid-19: A glimmer of hope, only 1 case recorded in Addu today!

Aerial view of Hithadhoo, Addu City | Photo: The Times of Addu

Addu City, Maldives – Addu Equatorial Hospital (AEH) has revealed that only one new case of COVID-19 was recorded in Hithadhoo, Addu City today. 

With todays case the total number of positive cases recorded in Addu City reached 451, out of which 132 cases remain active. Contact tacing efforts have identified, 354 direct contacts related to the postive cases so far.

AEH also revealed that from the active cases, a total of 128 are in Hithadhoo and 04 cases in Maradhoo.

Till date, 317 patients made full recoveries in Addu City.

The increased cases came from a cluster with over 17 confirmed cases identified in the Hithadhoo district on June 13, 2021. 

Following the identification of this cluster, the Mayor of Addu City, Ali Nizar cautioned the people of Addu against having workers come in for domestic chores during this time, as contact tracing efforts are underway to determine the extent of the spread.

Mayor Nizar announced a full lockdown on Hithadhoo district of Addu City from June 17, due to the deteriorating Covid-19 situation.