Five COVID-19 cases confirmed in Manono Tai


Five COVID-19 cases have been confirmed on the Island of Manono Tai for the first time in over five weeks, since Samoa recorded its first community case on 17 March 2022.

In its statement released today, the Ministry of Health confirmed 485 new community cases in the last 24 hours.

“This brings the number of community cases recorded since 17th March 2022 to 6,731. Of the 6,731 community cases; 6,201 cases are reported in Upolu, 525 cases in Savaii and 5 cases detected in Manono Tai.

There are 16 cases in managed isolation and 3 critical cases in ICU at the Moto’otua Hospital within the period commencing from 2:00pm 18th April to 2:00pm 19th April, 2022.

Members of the public are reminded to remain vigilant and take heed of public health advice to wear facemasks, keep to the 2-meter social distancing in public places, stay home and isolate if you are feeling unwell

and practice safe personal hygiene at all times. The public is again urged to get vaccinated as vaccination

remains the best defense against the COVID-19 pandemic. Keeping our families and loved ones safe is everyone’s responsibility.

There are no deaths reported during this period, however, on Tuesday the Ministry of Health confirmed one new COVID-19 related death has been recorded taking the death toll to 13.

The deceased is a 73-year-old male.