Over a 1,000 people in Addu have contracted COVID-19.
Even though the spread of the coronavirus appears to be largely controlled in the Greater Male' Area, it is still spreading in certain parts of the nation at alarming rates. Addu, the southern most atoll of the nation, has been seeing a surge in their COVID numbers recently.
Addu Equatorial Hospital said that 13 people were confirmed to have contracted COVID-19 on Wednesday.
While 1,088 people have been confirmed to have had COVID in Addu, 309 people still had active cases. Maradhoo has the most number of active cases at the moment, with 134 cases/
Health Protection Agency (HPA) had put Hithadhoo, Maradhoo-Feydhoo, and Feydhoo under monitoring on August 28 to control the spread of the coronavirus. When an island is under monitoring, travel to and from the island is prohibited.
Out of the COVID positive patients in Addu, four were hospitalised according to Addu Equatorial Hospital.
Four people from Addu have passed away due to COVID-19.