A one-year-old baby girl has been recorded as the latest yet youngest Covid-19-related death in Samoa, the Ministry of Health has confirmed.
This increases the death toll to 29.
This is outlined in the Health’s situational report for the period from, 19-21 June 2022, which also shows the confirmed Covid-19 cases recorded have decreased.
Under this reporting period, the Ministry of Health confirmed 40 positive cases and this takes the total number of cases (community and border) to 14,812.
“There is one (1) patient currently in managed isolation and none at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Moto’otua hospital.
The Ministry of Health says the deceased, a one-year-old female with no health conditions and who was not eligible for COVID-19 vaccination died of severe pneumonia due to COVID-19 on June 20, 2022.
“The death count is subject to change following full verification of all reported COVID-19 deaths from all health facilities” and out of respect for the families and relatives, they will not be making any further comments.
The Ministry continues to adhere to members of the public to adhere to public health advice such as wearing facial masks, maintaining social distance, and washing hands are important to maintain good personal hygiene and contain the spread of the virus, and prevent new infections.
Eligible members of the public are urged to please visit the nearest hospital for your first or second dose, and booster.
Vaccination remains our best defense against the severe effects of the virus. The safety of our families and loved ones is everyone’s responsibility.