11 Jan 2021

Tahiti Covid-19 death tally rises to 122

9:28 am on 11 January 2021

French Polynesia has recorded another Covid-19 death, raising the pandemic's tally to 122.

There are 46 people with Covid-19 in hospital, 21 of them in intensive care.

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

Photo: AFP

The first death occurred four months ago at the start of the second wave, which is now weakening.

So far, more than 17,000 have tested positive for the virus.

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