Addu City, Maldives – Addu Equatorial Hospital (AEH) has revealed that eight new Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in Addu City today.
While seven of the new cases were from the Hithadhoo district, the other case was confirmed in Maradhoo. All of the new cases were direct contacts.
With todays cases the total number of positive cases recorded in Addu City reached 492, out of which 63 cases remain active. Contact tacing efforts have identified, 200 direct contacts related to the postive cases so far.
AEH also revealed that from the active cases, a total of 55 are in Hithadhoo and 08 cases in Maradhoo.
Till date, 427 patients made full recoveries in Addu City.
The new cases come while easements were given to Hithadhoo district on July 3, 2021 following several days of low number of cases.
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.