6 April 2022
The total COVID-19 case count for the Solomon Islands is now at 11,856, 236 additional cases recorded in the past 72 hours, this was stated by the Hon. Dr. Culwick Togamana, Minister for Health and Medical Services.
In his latest nationwide address Tuesday 5th of April, Dr. Togamana highlighted that 132 of these cases were reported from Isabel province, 17 in Honiara, 25 from Western, 6 from Choiseul, 53 from Makira, and 3 from Rebel province.
‘Updates for the past 48 hours from the rest of the other provinces are yet to be received nevertheless break down of cases to date is as follows; Honiara: 5,109, Malaita: 1,027, Guadalcanal: 539, Western: 1,923, Choiseul: 411, Isabel: 898, Central Islands: 604, Makira: 1,152, Rebel: 193 and zero for Temotu Province’, outlined the Minister.
With Hospitalization, only 14 people were admitted for COVID-19, three at the National Referral Hospital, 3 at Kilufi Hospital in Auki, Malaita, and 8 at Gizo Hospital in the Western Province.
Dr. Togamana said that of 14 COVID-19 patients, 2 are considered to be in critical condition requiring oxygen, four are in severe condition and the remaining 8 patients are all in moderate condition that do not require oxygen. No reports of COVID-19 hospitalized cases from the rest of the provinces and health facilities.
‘One more COVID-19 related death recorded in the past 48 hours bringing the total COVID-19 related deaths to 134’, stated Dr. Togamana.
The health minister while acknowledging many recoveries and a decline in transmission rate and infections across the country, maintained calls for the public to remain vigilant and continue to uphold COVID-19 safe measures including getting fully vaccinated against the virus.
‘Fellow citizens and friends, we thank God that our COVID-19 situation continues to improve including in our rural communities and areas. Our daily data shows a continuous decline of COVID-19 cases which could mean that our country as a whole has gone past the peak of the community transmission outbreak',
‘However, there are still communities still testing positive for COVID-19 or reported COVID-19 symptoms which means the virus is still in transmission in our communities so while cases are showing a downward trend, let’s not be complacent and let our guards down, continue to uphold and constantly practice all COVID-19 public health measures and protocols’, advised Dr. Togamana.
Sources: MHMS Media and Solomon Times Online