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Amata with a protective cloth face mask
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tuesday aftrnoon Congresswoman Aumua Amata said she was blessed to be able to return to American Samoa during the House district work period due to a military-operated FEMA/medical flight to the islands that had room on the way. She released the following statement: “I’m...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata with Health Director Motusa Nua
Washington, D.C. — This past Friday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed $406,084 in CARES Act funds to expand American Samoa’s COVID-19 testing capacity. This discretionary grant is from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the Health and Human Services (HHS)...
Health Department senior officials [l-r] Dr. Aifili John Tufa, Papali’i Marion Fitisemanu, Farah Utu, and Dr. Saipale Fuimaono
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Nine more samples from individuals in American Samoa who may be infected with coronavirus were transported last Thursday on the US Coast Guard C-130 aircraft heading to Honolulu for testing at the Hawaii state laboratory while another 8 samples await an outgoing flight...
State Microbiologist Mark Nagata demonstrates extracting nucleic acid at the Hawaii State Laboratory
Honolulu, HAWAII — Hawaii can test as many as 250 potential coronavirus samples per week, but strict testing requirements remain in effect, public health officials said Tuesday. As of Tuesday, only six people in Hawaii met sufficient criteria to be tested. The first three tests conducted on Friday...