Samoa Covid Update: In 48 Hours – No Deaths, 644 New Cases, 1 New Border Case from NZ Flight

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A Covid-19 rapid antigen test kit for self-testing shows a positive result. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES

Thursday 28 April 2022, Apia Samoa.  Samoa’s Ministry of Health confirmed 644 community cases in the last 48 hours commencing from 2pm on the 24th of April to 2pm Tuesday 26th April, 2022. There were no new deaths, and there was one case detected from the latest repatriation flight that arrived into Samoa on Sunday 24th.

This brings the total number of confirmed community cases to 8,923. There are 19 patients currently in managed isolation and one in ICU at Moto’otua Hospital. COVID-19 cases at Port of Entry now total 72 with the new positive border case confirmed in the reported 48 hour period.

The public is reminded to remain vigilant and adhere to public health advice such as wearing face masks, maintaining social distance in public places, and ensure personal hygiene at all times.  Those who are feeling unwell are strongly advised to stay home and isolate to keep your families and loved ones safe.

Vaccination remains our best defense against COVID-19. The national vaccination roll out continues to date. Please visit the nearest vaccination site if you have not completed your doses, or to do a booster dose.

The Ministry still maintains that the Samoa death toll remains at 16, while noting that:

Note: There are other deaths among registered cases that are not primarily caused by COVID-19.

COVID-19 Situation Summary prepared by the Ministry of Health as at 2:00pm Local Time April 24th to 2:00pm April 26th 2022 is provided in the table below: To access the detailed situational analysis report, please visit the MOH website https://www.health.gov.ws/