25 Mar 2022

Covid-19 cases in Samoa increasing rapidly

12:42 pm on 25 March 2022

Samoa has recorded a total number of 748 active cases (as of Thursday 24 March, 2022).

A positive result of rapid antigen test is seen in this illustration photo

Photo: AFP

The Samoan Ministry of Health confirmed 726 cases on Upolu and 22 cases on Savai'i since the first case of community transmission was reported last Thursday.

There are no active cases recorded for the islands of Manono and Apolima.

Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata'afa has announced the extension of the nationwide alert level 3 lockdown for another two weeks because of the rapid spread of Covid-19.

11,588 Covid-19 tests have been conducted in Samoa since last Thursday.

The Ministry of Health reported that 15 to 19 years and 25 to 29-year-olds have recorded the highest numbers of positive cases.