Samoa records third COVID death


Samoa has recorded its third covid related death in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to three.  

“The deceased is an 87-year-old male with no known comorbidities. 

“He was, however, unvaccinated,” says the Ministry of Health. 

The public is advised that information about the deceased will remain confidential out of respect for the family.

The Ministry of Health also confirmed there are currently three critical cases are in ICU and 12 in managed isolation at the Moto’otua National Hospital.

Close to 300 new community cases recorded in the last 24hrs.

“The Ministry of Health confirmed 275 new community cases recorded in the last 24hrs. This brings the total number of confirmed community cases to 2,997 of which 1,583 remain active cases.”

According to the Ministry of Health, to date, 27,830 RATs have been administered by the Ministry.

The Ministry of Health, reported the overall attack rate for Samoa is 10.7.

The areas with the highest attack rates have been identified as Faleata 4 and Vaimauga 4, reporting the highest number of cases per 1,000 population.

“The Ministry of Health reported, 97.2 percent of Samoa’s eligible population have received their first dose, 71.3 percent have received their second dose.

The Ministry also confirmed 40,182 people  aged 18 years and over have received their booster shots so far.”