Covid-19: New cases increase in Addu City & Fuvahmulah

Healthcare workers seen while taking random samples in Addu City | Photo: adduLIVE

Addu City, Maldives – Addu Equatorial Hospital (AEH) has revealed that 11 new Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in the southernmost atoll, Addu City, while Fuvahmulah Emergency Association Center (FEOC) reveals that 18 cases were recorded from the neighbouring, Fuvahmulah City, on Saturday.

AEH reveals that ten out of the eleven confirmed cases were from the Hithadhoo district. They are seven direct contacts, two individuals who consulted to the flu clinic and additional two individuals who were in home quarantine. The remaining case was recorded from Maradhoo. Maradhoo Health Center reveals that this case was a random sample.

Eight of these cases are locals, and the remaining three cases are of foreigners.

With these cases the total number of positive cases recorded in Addu City reaches 512, out of which only 52 cases remain active; 47 cases from Hithadhoo and 05 cases from Maradhoo. To date, 458 patients made full recoveries in Addu City, while two people passed away from the virus.

On the other hand, FEOC informs that the Covid-19 situation in Fuvahmulah City has once again worsened, recording 18 positive cases on Saturday, ten of them were locals and the remaining eight cases were of foreigners.

While protective measures were eased on July 3rd in Fuvahmulah City due to the decrease in the number of daily confirmed cases, the island recorded 18 cases, alerting all citizens once again. With these cases, the number of active cases in Fuvahmulah has risen to 41.