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COVID-19

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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...
Dr. Elizabeth Lauvao
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...
Dr. Elizabeth Lauvao
  by Samoa News staff While waiting for at least one-week to verify a second surge of the community spread of COVID-19 in the territory, the Health Department has already proposed a response plan, as the number of new positive cases increased to 344 for the week of July 4 to 10 compared to 317 new...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Olosega island in Manu’a is no longer COVID-19 free, with its first positive cases recorded by the Health Department, which is also reporting the new Omicron sub-variants present in American Samoa from passengers who tested positive upon arrival from Honolulu recently,...
COVID-19 vaccine viles
Apia, SAMOA — The Ministry of Health in its latest COVID-19 situational report confirmed 56 positive cases within the period commencing from July 03 to 05 of July 2022. These cases include 54 new community cases and 2 new imported cases, taking the total number of cases (community and border) to 15...
Dr. Elizabeth Lauvao
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — LBJ Medical Center has reported a new COVID-19 related death, bringing the fatality tally to 32, since the first death relating to the deadly virus was documented in March this year, according to the hospital’s presentation at Tuesday afternoon’s COVID-19 Task Force...
Samoa Motootua National Hospital hallway
Apia, SAMOA — A one-year toddler has been recorded as the latest and youngest COVID-19-related death in Samoa. The Ministry of Health has confirmed the death, which brings the COVID death toll in Samoa to 29. The report said the one-year-old girl died of severe pneumonia and was not eligible for...

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