One new death recorded; death toll stands at 25


The Ministry of Health’s latest report confirmed 331 new COVID-19 cases, of that 325 confirmed community cases and 6 new cases were detected at the border.

This takes the total number of positive cases (both community and border cases) in Samoa to 12,382.

There are seven patients currently in managed isolation at Moto’otua Hospital.

According to the Ministry of Health, one new COVID-19-related death was identified in this reporting period, taking the total number of deaths to 25.

“The deceased, is a 64-year-old male with known comorbidities. He was fully vaccinated and had also done a booster. Out of respect for the families and relatives, we will not be making any further comments.”

The Ministry of Health continues to advice members of the public that adhering to public health measures such as wearing a mask, maintaining social distance, and washing hands are
important in maintaining good hygiene and in containing the spread of the virus.

Vaccination remains our best defense against the virus.

“Please visit the nearest hospital if you have not done your first or second dose, as well as a booster. Keeping our aiga and loved ones safe is everyone’s responsibility.”