COVID-19: Islands under monitoring jump to 19

Addu Equatorial Hospital seen from outside | Photo: adduLIVE

Malé, Maldives – Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC) informed today that the number of islands under monitoring for the Covid-19 virus has increased to 19.

While there was a significant drop to 11 towards the end of September 2021, the cases since have risen to 19 again.

All districts of Addu City are still under monitoring with an increase in cases according to the most recent statistics. In addition to Addu City, K. Gaafaru, GA. Gemanafushi, GA. Maamendhoo, GA. Kolamaafushi, GA. Villingilli, Sh. Maaungoodhoo, F. Nilandhoo, N. Velidhoo, ADh. Mahibadhoo, ADh. Omadhoo, L. Fonadhoo, Dh. Maaenboodhoo and M. Veyvah are also under monitoring.

Meanwhile, the total number of new cases recorded as of yesterday were 105, with 21 cases recorded in the Greater Malé area and 80 in the inhabited islands. 4 cases were recorded from operational resorts in the Maldives.

There are 1,614 active cases in the country from 3,893 sampled tested in the past 24 hours. Only 15 Covid-19 patients are being treated in the hospitals.

Maldives has recorded a total number of 84,971 Covid-19 cases, of which 1,549 are currently active. To date, 83,178 patients have made full recoveries. The country has recorded 231 Covid-19 related fatalities.

Of the eligible population, 339,481 residents living in the Maldives are fully vaccinated while 392,315 have received the first dose.

Of the most recent islands placed under monitoring, 95 percent of the Dh. Maaenboodhoo population are fully vaccinated, while 99.8 percent of L. Fonadhoo and the entire population of M. Veyvah are fully vaccinated.