Two more Covid-19 deaths in Tahiti

11:45 am on 22 October 2020

Reports from French Polynesia say a woman in her forties is among the two latest fatalities of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has claimed 18 lives.

An ambulance enters the Taaone hospital in Papeete, the French overseas territory of Polynesia. (2014)

Photo: AFP

The two deaths are reported by local media only as the health authorities no longer issue daily updates.

On last count, there were 4610 cases.

More than 1300 were active, including 70 at a Tahiti high school, which was closed yesterday afternoon.

67 patients were in hospital, including 20 in intensive care.

All but 62 cases were detected after the borders were reopened and mandatory quarantine requirements were abolished in July.