Samoa Covid: Low Numbers of Covid-19 Cases Recorded in Two Consecutive Reports

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File photo: Samoa's Ministry of Health rolling out vaccinations. Photo Credit: MOH.

27 June 2022, Covid-19 Situational Report Report for Samoa. The Ministry of Health in its latest Covid-19 situational report confirmed 31 positive cases with 29 new community cases and 2 new cases identified at the border within the two days between 2pm, 21st of June to 2pm, 23rd of June 2022.

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This latest report, from four days ago, confirms the total number of cases (community and border) is at 14,843.

There was one patient in managed isolation over the period being reported, and none at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Moto’otua hospital.

It is the second consecutive report that has registered low numbers of Covid-19 positive cases. In the previous Covid-19 update of 19-20 June, the Ministry of Health reported 40 positive cases in that 2-day period, with one patient in managed isolation at Moto’otua Hospital, and none at ICU.

Samoa registered its youngest Covid-19 related death in the previous report. A one year old baby girl who was not eligible for vaccination took the official death toll to 29.

Since community transmissions were discovered in March 2022, over 152,000 rapid antigen tests have been administered and recorded by MOH.

Global Numbers

Authorities in 224 countries and territories have reported about 543.6 million Covid‑19 cases and 6.3 million deaths since China reported its first cases to the World Health Organization (WHO) in December 2019.

Samoa MOH Public Health Message

The Ministry continues to urge members of the public health to continue to take heed of public health advice such as wearing facial masks, maintaining social distance, and washing of hands.

“It is important to maintain good personal hygiene and to contain the spread of the virus and prevent new infections,” states MOH. “The public also advised to visit the nearest hospital for their first or second dose, and boosters”.

“Vaccination remains our best defense against severe effects of the virus. The safety of our families and loved ones is everyone’s responsibility.”