Covid-19: Additional 7 cases recorded in Hithadhoo!

Aerial view of city square developed in Hithadhoo, Addu City | Photo: Maavaharu

Addu City, Maldives – Addu Equatorial Hospital (AEH) has revealed that seven new Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in Hithadhoo, Addu City today. 

While all the new cases were from the Hithadhoo district, two were from random samples and the remaining five from direct contacts. The positive cases were all locals.

With todays cases the total number of positive cases recorded in Addu City reached 499, out of which 63 cases remain active. Contact tacing efforts have identified, 220 direct contacts related to the postive cases so far.

AEH also revealed that from the active cases, a total of 57 are in Hithadhoo and 06 cases in Maradhoo.

Till date, 434 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.