COVID-19 cases

All Blacks hit by Covid

The All Blacks head coach Ian Foster, assistant coach John Plumtree and midfielders David Havili and Jack Goodhue, both from the Crusaders, have also tested positive.

Foster and Plumtree are isolating at their homes while Havili and Goodhue are not with the team in Auckland

Foster said he's confident in the team's ability to carry on preparing for the first test, full steam ahead.

"We've had a plan for this happening, and it's a great opportunity for the wider coaching group and the senior players, who will be highly motivated to step up."

Total number of cases in NZ tops 1.3m, with 4429 new community cases today

The new cases today bring the total number of confirmed cases in New Zealand to 1,301,319.

In today's statement, the Ministry of Health said there were 332 people in hospital with Covid-19, including seven in ICU.

A further six deaths of people with the coronavirus have also been reported today, bringing the total death toll to 1461.

One person was in their 50s, one in their 60s, two in their 70s, and two aged over 90. Five were male and one was female. Three were from the Auckland region, two were from Canterbury, and one was from Waikato.

Samoa still recording significant Covid numbers

The Health Ministry's latest report said 14,315 cumulative cases had been recorded for border and community cases, with eight in managed isolation.

The total number of Covid-19 positive cases admitted to hospital since community transmission on March 17, is 278 admissions and of those, 238 have been discharged home.

The Health Ministry continued to stress vaccination remains the best defense against severe effects of the virus.


Samoa records more than 200 new Covid-19 cases

The ministry of health confirmed a total of 263 positive cases 3rd to 7th of June 2022.

“Of these, 255 are community cases and 8 are cases detected at the border. The total number of confirmed cumulative positive cases both in the community and at the border is 14,187.”

“There are eight patients currently in managed isolation and none at the Intensive Care Unit at Moto'otua hospital.”

MOH also recorded one death from the virus.

Samoa has 128 new Covid-19 cases

The Ministry of Health confirmed that the cases were recorded from 2pm Wednesday 1 June to 2pm Friday 3 June 2022.

The latest report was distributed to the media at around 10pm on Sunday. 

During that reporting period a total of 10 patients are said to be in managed isolation at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole National Hospital.

There has been no admissions at the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit at Moto’otua.

Two more Covid cases at border in Samoa

It takes the number of border cases to 78 since testing started in May 2020.

1,006 new confirmed community cases were recorded in the seven days to Sunday according to Samoa's ministry of health.

The cumulative number of positive border and community cases now totals 12,051.

Since the first confirmed community transmission case on March 17 this year, 24 deaths have been confirmed as being Covid- related.

The ministry also said vaccinations were still being administered at all main hospitals and district hospitals.

New Zealand surpasses 1 million Covid-19 cases since pandemic began

It comes as the ministry reports another 9173 new cases and 14 deaths today.

This time last year, the total of cases reported in New Zealand was 2288, the ministry said.

"New Zealanders' collective response to Covid-19 helped us to keep our case numbers low, especially in that first year when the virus was rampant internationally," it said.

In its latest update today, the ministry said 385 people were in hospital with the virus - compared with 368 people in its previous update yesterday. There were 13 people in ICU.

Samoa Covid cases increase

There were no deaths reported in the period between 24 April and 26 April 2022.

One new positive border case was confirmed in the same period.

According to the Ministry of Health, there are 19 patients currently in managed isolation and one in ICU at Moto’otua Hospital.

The public has been reminded to remain vigilant and adhere to public health advice such as wearing face masks, maintaining social distance in public places, and ensure personal hygiene at all times.

Covid-hit Beijing keeps up guard to avert Shanghai-like misery

As Beijing rolled out three rounds of mass testing this week across a number of districts, it locked down a number of residential compounds, office blocks and a university after infections were found while shutting some schools, entertainment venues and tourist sites.

Universal Studios in Beijing announced late on Wednesday it would require visitors to show negative test results before they could enter the theme park, starting on Friday.

Nurses on Savai'i test positive for Covid-19

Association President Solialofi Papali'i told TV1Samoa that 14 nurses working at the Sataua District Hospital tested positive for Covid-19 as did two nurses working at Safotu District Hospital and six nurses at the Malietoa Tanumafili II Hospital at Tuasivi.

Papali'i and the Nurses Association travelled to Savai'I to offer support for their members and to personally hand out special financial bonuses which are part of $32,000 allocated by the Association for their members to celebrate its 70th anniversary.