COVID-19 cases stands at 15,318 but active cases unknown


The Ministry of Health in its latest COVID-19 situational report commencing from 19-21 July 2022, confirmed 75 new positive cases taking the total number of COVID-19 cases (community and border) to 15,318.

The report however does not indicate how many active cases, and efforts to get comments from the Chairman of the Disaster Advisory Committee, Agafili Shem Leo were not answered as of press time.

The report says there are 2 patients currently isolated at the Moto’otua National Hospital and none at the Intensive Care Unit.

To date, the Ministry has recorded 29 Covid-19-related death including a one-year-old baby girl recorded as the latest yet youngest Covid-19-related death in Samoa. The baby girl has no health conditions and was not eligible for COVID-19 vaccination and died of severe pneumonia due to COVID-19 on June 20, 2022.

“We continued to implore the public to please remain vigilant and adhere to public health advice from time to time.
Eligible members of the public are reminded to visit the nearest hospital for their first or second dose of the vaccine, as
well as a booster shot. Vaccination remains our best line of defense against the virus.”