Death toll for Samoa, 16 says MOH


Three new COVID -19 related deaths have been recorded in the period from 7th April to 2 pm 24th April 2022.

This is according to the Ministry of Health’s latest situational report, taking the death toll to 16. The MOH also confirmed 2,214 community cases over the last seven days.

“The total number of community cases is now confirmed at 8,280.  The majority of community cases are confirmed in Upolu at 7,536 cases with 736 cases in Savaii and 8 cases in Manono Tai.  There are twenty people in managed isolation and four in ICU at the Moto’otua Hospital.” 

The MOH further reports the three new COVID-19 related deaths within this reporting period, bringing the death toll to 16.

“ The public is advised that information about the deceased will remain confidential out of respect for the family.” 

The MOH continues to remind members of the public to remain vigilant and adhere to public health advice to wear face masks, maintain a 2-meter social distance in public places and ensure safe personal hygiene at all times.

“Those who are feeling unwell are strongly advised to stay home and isolate to keep their families and loved ones safe. Please ensure eligible members of the household are vaccinated at the earliest possible.  Vaccination remains our best defence against COVID-19.”