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COVID-19

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Passengers arriving in American Samoa who test positive for COVID-19 no longer need to quarantine but must self-isolate. All passengers are still being tested upon arrival. Those who are negative are cleared to leave right away. But those who test positive remain for a...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Among the updates provided by the Health Department Situational Report to the COVID-19 Task Force briefing on Tuesday afternoon, is the end of pre-travel testing to enter Samoa and that the number of local COVID-19 positive cases continues to decline — at less than 30....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — For the fourth-week in a row, the number of COVID-19 positive cases from the community spread of the pandemic remains at double-digits, according to the Health Department (DoH) Situational Report presented to the COVID-19 Task Force weekly briefing held Tuesday afternoon...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — LBJ Medical Center has moved to downgrade its COVID-19 response level from Code Red to Code Yellow, effective today, Aug. 29, providing for Outpatient Clinics and Clinical Services to “resume modified normalcy,” the hospital announced in a statement late last week. The...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As the number of coronavirus positive cases continue to decline in the territory, Gov. Peleti Mauga’s new COVID-19 Emergency Declaration — effective Aug. 26 and released late Thursday afternoon by the Governor’s Office — loosens several COVID-19 restrictions from...
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Honolulu, HAWAII — About 77% of Hawaii’s population is now fully vaccinated against COVID. But only about half of those people went back to get their first booster doses. And just 15% got their second booster, which is restricted to those at higher risk of severe disease. Now, state health...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two travelers onboard Hawaiian Airlines flight from Honolulu last Thursday night tested COVID-19 positive and were placed in isolation, while two crew members on the MV Lady Naomi voyage last Wednesday also tested positive and were isolated on board the Samoa government...
Director of Health Motusa Tuileama Nua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Director of Health Motusa Tuileama Nua working when he was tested “slightly” positive for COVID-19 has created alarm within the Department. Last week, Samoa News received numerous calls from staff at the Department of Health expressing concerns after the Director was...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The increasing numbers of COVID-19 reported by the Task Force is worrying some members of the House of Representatives. Rep. Avagafono Tuavao Vaimaga Maiava expressed concern about the surge in COVID numbers and asked that the public be urged to follow guidelines to stop...
LBJ COVID testing tent with patients waiting inside
With the recent rise in positive cases of the corona virus, getting tested for COVID-19 before accessing services at LBJ Hospital will continue at the tents in front of the territory’s only hospital. With the rise in cases, the hospital is keeping the testing to minimize the spread of the disease...

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