Samoa Covid Update: One New Death, 263 Cases in Four Days

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File photo: Delivery of Australian funded covid-19 supplies for Samoa. Photo: Jordan Kwan, Australia High Commission Office, Samoa.

The Ministry of Health confirmed 263 positive cases were reported over the four days of 03rd of June to 07th of June 2022, equating to just over 65 cases per day.

“Of these, 255 are community cases and 8 are cases detected at the border. The total number of confirmed cumulative positive cases both in the community and at the border is 14,187”.

There has been one new death in the period being reported taking the official death toll to 28 for Samoa.

“The deceased is an 88-year old elderly female with no diagnosed comorbidities and was unvaccinated. Our prayers and condolences go out to the families for their loss.”

The elderly over 80 were not cautioned against vaccinations.

There are eight patients currently in managed isolation and none at the Intensive Care Unit at Moto’otua hospital

Vaccinations are available at all District Hospitals around the country and the public is reminded to remain vigilant, wear facial masks, comply with social distancing, stay home and isolate if unwell, and maintain good personal hygiene at all times.

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