Samoa’s Ministry of Health confirmed one new death in its latest situational report from May 26th to May 28th, 2022.
“This latest report registered one new COVID-19 related death, taking the total number of deaths to 26. The deceased is a 71-year-old male with known comorbidities and was fully vaccinated (2 doses of COVID-19).
Our prayers and condolences are with the families and children of the persons who have passed away. Out of respect for the families and relatives, we will not be making any further comments.”
The situational report also confirmed 119 new COVID-19 positive cases and five (5) patients are currently in managed isolation at Moto’otua Hospital.
The total number of confirmed (both community and border) cases in Samoa since 17th March is 13,499.
“Members of the public are implored to please take heed of public health measures such as wearing a mask, maintaining social distance, and washing their hands to maintain good hygiene and to contain community transmission. For all those who have not done or completed their vaccination, or a booster dose, to please do so.
“Vaccination remains our best defense against the virus. Keeping our families and loved ones safe is everyone’s responsibility.”