Addu Emergency Operations Center AEOC says a total of 69 people have now tested positive for COVID-19 in Addu City.

AEOC said that in the last 24 hours, 5 more COVID-19 cases had been confirmed in the city.

AEOC said that 21 confirmed cases have been reported from Hithadhoo while additional 26 cases have been reported in Hulhudhoo Meedhoo.

It also reported that 16 cases have been confirmed Feydhoo while 4 cases were reported from Maradhoofeydhoo. AEOC also reported that 2 more cases have been reported from Meedhoo.

It said that 26 people have recovered from the illness in the City and that currently there are 43 active cases of the pandemic in Addu.

AEOC added that 1 COVID-19 patient is currently hospitalized for further treatment.

AEOC also said that 345 direct contacts of the positive cases have been detected in the City and that 214 buildings have been placed under quarantine.

More cases are reported in the southernmost city while the total number of COVID-19 cases being daily reported in the country continuing to rise each day.

Yesterday, Health Protection Agency HPA had reported 157 new cases of COVID-19 in the country including 103 from the Greater Male' Area alone.

The new cases take the total number of COVID-19 cases reported in the Maldives to a staggering 18,769 with 2506 active cases of COVID-19 currently in the country.

A total of 60 individuals have succumbed to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Maldives including 53 locals and 7 foreigners.