One new COVID-19 related death, taking the total number of deaths to 24.

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The Ministry of Health has released the latest seven day rolling average report on the status of the COVID 19 in Samoa.

The report confirmed 1006 positive cases over the last seven days commencing from 2pm of08th May, to 2pm 15th May, 2022.

The total number of confirmed community cases is 11,973.

The majority of community cases (10,318) are based in Upolu, 1,639 cases in Savaii,and 16 cases in Manono Tai.COVID-19 cases at Port of Entry (POE) total 78 including two (2) new confirmed positive border cases.

COVID-19 related Deaths

As reported earlier and again recorded in this seven day rolling average report, one (1)new COVID-19 related death was, taking the total number of deaths to 24.

The deceased is a 59 year old female with known comorbidities and was unvaccinated. Out of respect for the families and relatives, we will not be making any further comments.

There are five (5) patients currentlyin managed isolation at Moto’otua Hospital, and none at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

The public is reminded to remain vigilant and adhere to public health advice such as wearing facial masks, maintaining social distance, and ensure personal hygiene at all times.  Those who are feeling unwell are strongly advised to stay home and self-isolate to keep your families and loved ones safe.

As of current, vaccination roll out continues at Moto’otua and all district hospitals in the country. All those who have not done or completed their vaccinations, or a booster dose, are encouraged to do so. Vaccination remains our best defense against severe effects of COVID 19.