Health authorities on Tuesday morning confirms the first positive case discovered from Haa Alif atoll Kelaa.
This reports the first time the viral contagion's presence has been confirmed from the country's nothern-most atoll, while the development came confirmed through the island council's deputy president Aminath Ismail.
Moreover the council deputy confirms the Covid-19 patient, a native male of Kelaa was discovered with the viral following a test after consulting for contracting common-cold. Additionaly, the council deputy further attests the individual has been isolated following test results.
Sources claim the patient is a locally operated sea vessel captain, taking frequent trips between Maldives capital and Kelaa.
Maldives currently reports a total of 3,369 positive cases of Covid-19, which is inclusive of both active cases and recoveries made so far.
Meanwhile, health authorities further attest 13 individuals recovering from the disease as of Tuesday morning.
As per latest statistics from Ministry of Health, a total of 602 individuals remain in isolation facilities while 792 people are active cases receiving treatment on varying degrees.
The country has reported only 15 deaths so far, which is still regarded as one of the lowest mortality rates in the region.