COVID-19: Positive case confirmed in quarantine facility of Addu City

Addu city Hithadhoo from above. (Sun Photo/ Fayaz Moosa)

A positive case of COVID-19 has been identified from the southernmost atoll of Maldives, Addu City.

A 65-year old local woman in quarantine at the Equatorial Village in Gan had tested positive for the virus.

The National Emergency Operations Center said that the woman was in a transit quarantine facility and had shared a quarantine room with her daughter who is also under quarantine. NEOC also said that the daughter had tested negative.

The patient is currently in a stable condition.

The total number of confirmed cases for the virus currently stands at 1,976. However, the number of active cases in the country now stands at 813. The total number of recoveries in the country currently stands at 1,153.

There are 797 individuals in isolation while 306 individuals are in quarantine. Health authorities have so far collected 33,018 samples for the virus including repeat samples. Eight people have so far passed away from the virus. They are four elderly locals and four Bangladeshi nationals.

The country identified its first COVID-19 case on March 7 and declared a state of public health emergency over the pandemic four days later on March 11.