Community COVID now stands at 622


The community COVID-19 cases confirmed in the last 24 hours have increased to 622. This is outlined in the statement issued by the National Emergency Operations Committee.

The statement issued two hours ago says the Ministry of Health confirmed 155 new community cases recorded in the last 24hrs.

“This brings the total number of community cases detected since 17th March 2022 to 622 with 606 cases confirmed in Upolu and 16 active cases in Savaii.

“A total of 940 Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) have been carried out to date since Tuesday, 22 March 2022, in 17 designated COVID-19 screening sites, in addition to tests conducted in health facilities.  Of this total, 827 were administered in Upolu and 113 in Savaii.

The data by age groups shows that people from 15 to 35 years old record the highest percentage of positive cases.”

An active case is a person who tested positive for COVID-19 and can still transmit the virus, says NEOC.