792 confirmed cases in the last seven days, increasing the number to 12,757


The latest health report released by the Ministry of Health recorded 792 positive cases over the last seven days. 

The data is recorded from 2 pm on 15 May to 2 pm on 22 May 2022. To date, the total number of confirmed community cases is 12,757.

“The majority of community cases (10,792) are based in Upolu, 1,949 cases in Savaii, and 16 cases in Manono Tai. COVID-19 cases at Port of Entry (POE) total to 86 including two new confirmed positive border cases.

“There are six patients currently in managed isolation at Moto’otua Hospital, and none at the Intensive Care Unit.” 

The Health Ministry reminds the public that adhering to health measures such as wearing a mask, maintaining social distance, and washing hands are important in maintaining good hygiene and in containing the spread of the virus.

“Those who are feeling unwell are strongly advised to stay home and self-isolate to keep your families and loved ones safe. “As of current, vaccination roll out continues at Motootua and all district hospitals in the country.

“All those who have not done or completed their vaccinations, or a booster dose, are encouraged to do so. Vaccination remains our best defense against severe effects of COVID 19.” 

To date, the death toll remains at 25 and as reported earlier, the Ministry says the one COVID-19 related death in this recorded period was included in the last release was a 64-year-old male with known comorbidities and was fully vaccinated with a booster dose. Out of respect for the families and relatives, we will not be making any further comments.