A total of twenty eight locations mostly in the Honiara and 3 others outside of the capital have recorded the most recent positive cases of covid.
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said the extent of community transmission of the virus in Honiara now is a matter of concern.
Of the total, 25 are located within Honiara City, 1 in the Guadalcanal plains, 2 in Malaita province including Ontong Java and Auki town.
Prime Minister Sogavare said the virus has already covered the whole of Honiara and has also gone outside the Honiara area to the GPPOL area in the Guadalcanal Plains.
“The reason the virus has spread so quickly in only 1 week is because people that are infected with the virus are moving freely and taking it with them and infecting other people on the way or infecting their families,” Sogavare said today ( 22 January).
The total number of positive cases diagnosed in the country has now increased to 289 of which 264 of these cases have been diagnosed within a period 5 days from 18 to 22 January 2022.
Meanwhile, Health Authorities has warned, that they are already seeing some patients with existing diseases getting seriously sick with COVID-19 infection with most not been vaccinated.
Contact tracers have now established COVID-19 cases in these locations in Honiara including Abira, Borderline, Burns Creek, Fijian Quarter, Point Cruz, Gilbert Camp, Ranadi, Jackson Ridge, Lau Valley, Lord Howe Settlement, Mamulele, Mbaranaba, Mbokona, Mbokonavera/ Mbokonavera 3, Mbua Valley, Naha Heights / Naha 3, Ngossi, Rove, Sisiga, Talise, Tasahe/ Tasahe B, Vura/Vura 3, West Kola, White River, Zion, Good Samaritan Hospital catchment area (Guadalcanal Province, Ontong Java (Malaita Outer Islands) and Auki.