Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in January 2022, Solomon Islands had recorded a total of 15,881 COVID-19 cases and to date, 141 COVID-19 related deaths.
This was announced by Dr. Culwick Togamana, the Health Minister in his nationwide address yesterday evening.
The Minister explained that figures, especially for cases, were sorted after old cases or cases recorded previously but were only entered into the data base recently including duplicates of test results deducted from case count.
“Between April 27 and 28, we have recorded 621 cases: 450 from Honiara, Malaita 48, Central 114, Western Province 3, and Renbel 6. In addition, 19 old cases have been reported between April 27 and 28 from Choiseul”,
“In the past, we have reported 2,110 cases from the Western Province, the data from Western Province has been cleaned and 418 duplicate cases have been removed from the total count. In addition, 19 duplicate cases from Honiara have also been removed from total case count”, explained Dr Togamana.
“Hence, the total number of reported cases in Solomon Islands is 15,881”, said the Health Minister Dr. Culwick Togamana.
The Minister outlined total case count by province as follows; Honiara 8,132 (2,996 reported in 2nd wave), Malaita 1,196, Guadalcanal 796, Western 1,692, Choiseul 482, Isabel 1,092, Central Islands 1,030, Makira 1,216, Temotu 7 and Renbel 238.
Dr Togamana reported zero deaths between 27 and 28th of April, therefore total death count still remained at 141 as previously reported.
With hospitalization, the Health Minister said that the National Referral Hospital in the past 72 hours had made 3 discharges and zero new admissions.
“With this, total of 33 COVID-19 patients are currently being managed at the hospital. This is 14 percent of total admissions at the hospital. From these 33, 4 patients are in severe condition with one (1) critical case needing oxygen.
At Kiluufi hospital in Malaita Province, 8 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 and considered as being mild have been moved to the hospital’s isolation ward to undergo treatment for their other health conditions and management of COVID-19.
“In Makira Province, 2 patients with mild symptoms and admitted due to other health conditions, and one COVID-19 patient who is also considered as a mild case is being managed at the Gizo hospital isolation ward in Western province.
“Overall hospitalization due to COVID-19 remains low and I thank our frontline medical teams at our various hospitals and clinics managing COVID-19 patients. May God continue to bless your hands as you work to help the sick recover”, outlined Dr Togamana.