THE country recorded additional 258 Covid-19 cases reported in the last 48 hours, and two deaths.
This brings the total cases registered against Solomon Islands 9,758 and total Covid-19 related deaths count to 127.
Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS), Dr Culwick Togamana confirmed this in his health Covid-19 update, Thursday.
“Our national Covid-19 case count continues to increase with 258 additional cases reported in the last 48 hours. This brings the total covid cases registered against Solomon Islands 9, 758,” Dr. Togamana said.
He said distribution of where these covid cases occurred in the provinces is as follows;
“Honiara 4,824, Guadalcanal province 505, Malaita province 997, Central Island province 598, Western province 1,242, Choiseul province 292, Makira province 648, Rennell & Bellona province 115, Isabel province 524 and Temotu province still Covid-19 free,” Dr. Togamana said.
He said the total Covid-19 related death count for the country now stands at 127.
“Two of these deaths have been in the past 48 hours from Makira and Rennell &Bellona provinces,” Dr Togamana said.
Meanwhile, he said the Covid-19 virus continues to transmit in our rural areas and communities.
He said the focus of his ministry’s response based on current data, analysis and observations in some parts of the country reported Covid-19 cases in January and early February, either seeing decline in new cases or no longer reporting an occurrence of current new cases.
“This includes the capital Honiara and few other provincial headquarters, communities and regions reporting their first case in recent past weeks, continue to see increasing covid-19 cases.
“And as mention in previous addresses most of these are in our rural areas,” Dr Togamana said.
He said the challenge at hand which they are working hard to address is to further equip our health facilities and further boost our human resources capacity in area health centers, rural clinics and nurse aid post to manage severe and critical covid patients.
However, Dr Togamana assured everyone that they are working hard to ensure Covid-19 critical and severe Covid-19 patients in the provinces and the rural communities are managed well to the best of their ability and capacity.
By ESTHER NURIA