Over 11,000 people sought medical attention for flu symptoms in August, according to the Health Protection Agency (HPA).
The HPA issued a warning last month to be cautious due to an increase in flu and viral fever infections in the country.
According to HPA data released on Monday, there were 11,348 cases of flu identified last month, more than doubling the 3,838 reported in July.
Furthermore, the number of flu cases recorded in 2021 has surpassed the previous three years. If a person has flu symptoms, the HPA recommends practicing proper hygiene.
Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) established a flu clinic in Male’ City last week in response to an increase in cases of viral fever and flu in the Greater Male’ region. Every day from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., the flu clinic will be open in the former FAM Headquarters.
In addition to flu, the HPA released information on other viral diseases such as stomach flu and dengue fever.
When compared to the previous three years, the number of dengue fever cases registered in the country in 2021 is low. In August, there were nine dengue cases, down from twenty in July.
According to HPA statistics, 1,358 cases of stomach flu were reported in August, an increase from 1,208 in July.
The number of COVID-19 cases recorded in the Maldives has also remained relatively stable, with an average of 100 to 200 cases reported each day, the majority of which are from residential islands.