Hulhumeedhoo Public Health Unit commences random sample testing

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

Addu City, Maldives – The Hulhumeedhoo Public Health Unit has commenced random sample collection starting 7 September 2021.

Stating that the cooperation of residents of both islands are important for this process, the Hulhumeedhoo Public Health Unit said that they intend to collect samples from all homes located in the joint islands.

The joint two islands of Addu City, Hulhudhoo and Meedhoo was brought into monitoring status on September 4th after Covid-19 cases started to rise in the islands. AEH informs that there are 32 active cases in Meedhoo and 10 active cases in Hulhudhoo as of Tuesday.

The statistics released by AEH shows that with the additional 9 cases confirmed yesterday, the total number of active cases in Addu City has risen to 302.At present, the most number of active cases are in Maradhoo with 138 cases, followed by Hithadhoo with 86 active Covid-19 cases and Feydhoo with 28 cases, while Maradhoofeydhoo has 10 cases and Gan has one active case.

Additionally, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) reveals that 165 new Covid-19 cases were recorded in the Maldives. It was detailed that out of the 165 cases, 51 were from the Malé area, while 103 cases were recorded from inhabited islands. The figures also revealed that 11 new cases were found from operational resorts, adding upto 2,117 active cases in the country.