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COVID-19

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...
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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...
Protest the Vaccine Mandate” demonstrators
More than 30 people – young and old – took part in another “Protest the Vaccine Mandate” demonstration held in front of the fale Samoa near CBT True Value on Thursday, June 23, 2022. The opposition is what the organizers Tanya Ma’o Aab and Feo Lagafuaina described as “government COVID mandates”...
Pfizer shows production of the Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. on Saturday opened COVID-19 vaccines to infants, toddlers and preschoolers. The shots will become available this week, expanding the nation’s vaccination campaign to children as young as 6 months. Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was arrested by police in violation of the curfew imposed during COVID-19 Code RED declaration is now charged for violating local drug laws after police found a glass pipe containing meth on him. Simona Lauago made his initial appearance in court last month. He...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — It has been confirmed that Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga has COVID-19 and is now in isolation. He put those rumors to rest after confirming it during yesterday’s press conference and stated that he’s asymptomatic. The Governor confirmed that he’s fully vaccinated and has...
Vaccine mandate protesters
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A peaceful protest organized by some parents, held yesterday early morning, called out to government leaders to reconsider their vaccination mandates and let the people decide what to put inside their own body. At approximately 7:50a.m, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga passed by...

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