A TOTAL of 476 cases have been recorded in the country as of yesterday.
This was announced by the Minister of Health and Medical Services Dr Culwick Togamana in his first of the daily National Health Address to
Dr Togamana will be delivering daily updates of surging cases in the country.
He said following the 320 cases announced on Sunday during the talk-back show, an additional 156 cases have been recorded.
“This brings the total to 476 cases to date.”
He also provided details of the 359 cases;
– 35.7% are female;
– 54.3% are male;
– 11.3% of the 359 cases are adolescent and children less than 18 years old
– 21.8% of the cases in their 45 years and above;
– One-third of the patients tested have symptoms including fever, cough, sore throat and running nose;
– Three persons have been presented with breathing difficulties on Sunday night and they are being managed;
– 32 patients are being kept at the Central Field Hospital
– 6 patients are being kept in Isolation Ward;
– 15 patients are being kept at other wards at the National Referral Hospital (NRH).
– Total cases admitted are 52;
– None of these patients are on oxygen.
In light of the increasing cases, the Minister of Health has encouraged everyone to get their jab.
He said that is the only protection.
He said vaccination teams will be mobilising this week to do vaccination in various hotspots communities.
Meanwhile, the Honiara Emergency Zone will go into lockdown from 6pm this evening to 6pm Saturday 29th January 2022. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said this lockdown is to contain and control the spread of COVID-19 in Honiara.