The numbers of Covid-19 patients being admitted to hospital in French Polynesia is continuing to fall.
Local media reports 162 people are in hospital, which is down from 185 the previous day.
Of those, 30 are in intensive care, a drop of two.
There have been a further three deaths, taking the number of fatalities due to Covid to 602.
151,333 now have a first vaccination with 136,159 having had a second.
Some health care workers in French Polynesia are now focussing on post-covid convalescence.
This work is the main objective of the Te Ora Ora centre.
Le Premier Polynesie website reported a major goal is to re-educate a covid sufferer's respiratory system.
It quoted physiotherapist Clement Villeneuve, "we know that in post-covid, especially in patients who have undergone resuscitation, there is astonishment of the diaphragm, the muscle of respiration. And our work begins there, re-educating the diaphragm," she said.
Another consideration is the impact of the disease on taste and appetite.
Te Ora Ora centre has patients consult with a dietician. "We will look at the weight loss that there has been since the hospitalization, to see if there is malnutrition or not. And also in relation to the blood test, " said dietician Hélène Pocard.
The rehabilitation process can take up to two months.
The website reports the centre receives about 30 patients per day, half of whom are so-called long covid patients.