Update: 203 New Cases, 198 in Upolu and 5 in Savaii

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    Update as at 2pm Saturday 2nd April 2022. The Ministry of Health confirms 203 new community cases detected as at 2pm Saturday, taking the total number of community cases since the outbreak to 2,279.

    With 761 cases fully recovered, there are 1,517 active cases in the community. Active cases are considered those who are still able to pass the virus on to others.

    There are no new deaths, nor anyone admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the national hospital for treatment. There are 9 cases at the special isolation ward of the hospital, compared to 6 yesterday.

    Savaii seems to be containing the virus with just 5 additional cases, up from 51 to 56 today. Out of the 203 new cases, 198 are from Upolu. No clusters in Upolu have been identified since the virus entered the community, and it is expected that the virus has reached all parts of the island.

    As at Sat 2nd April 2022. Total number of community cases detected by age group.
    As at Fri 1st April 2022. Total number of community cases detected by age group.

    A look at the age groups continues to show a steady rise in babies with an additional 19, and a similar increase in elderly. There are an additional 17 cases of elderly over 65 years and an additional 6 between 60-64.

    A total of 22,904 RATs have been administered to date. With 2,279 detected cases, the positivity rate is 10%.

    Over 90% of Samoa’s eligible adult population over 18, as well as children aged 12-17 are double vaxxed. Vaccinations for children aged 5-11were being rolled out when the community outbreak hit. First doses for children 5-11 have since resumed with great success – Savaii reporting 96% achieved in the three days of drive-thru vaccinations.