MOH confirms Samoa’s first COVID-19 related death

The Ministry of Health has confirmed Samoa’s first COVID-19 related death on the 30th March 2022, 13 days after the first community case was detected on the 17th of March 2022.
The deceased, a 67-year-old male, had multiple comorbidities. He died shortly after he was admitted to the Lalomanu District Hospital yesterday.
Out of respect for the family, we will not be making any further comments, says the MOH in a statement issued.
It’s unclear whether the man was vaccinated.