AS of Sunday the country has recorded 69 new COVID-19 cases.
Honiara recorded 28, Malaita 22, Western 11, Guadalcanal three, and Makira five.
This was revealed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health &Medical Service (MHMS), Pauline McNeil.
She revealed the new figures during the COVID-19 talk back show over the national broadcaster-SIBC.
In terms of the total cases as of Sunday, the number stands at 5,790. She stated that the new case count since Saturday was 106.
“…out of the 106, 69 were new cases, Honiara 28, Malaita 22, Western 11, Guadalcanal three (3) and Makira five (5),” she said.
The remaining 37 cases reported yesterday were old cases, this include 30 from Malaita and 7 from Western Province.
The total death as of yesterday was 83, 6 deaths are added to the 77 deaths reported by Dr Nemia Bainivalu COVID-19 Health Coordinator Committee in Solomon Islands Saturday.
All the deaths were reported in Honiara.
The six (6) deaths were from the old cases but were reported yesterday.
Mrs McNeil also updated the country with the COVID-19 situation at the National Referral Hospital (NRH).
She said NRH recorded 167 patients of Covid-19, out of that 167, 80 patients were Covid-19 positive, making up 48% of the total patients.
Out of the 80 Covid-19 positive cases, 70 were severe and required oxygen.
Five deaths have been reported at NRH since Saturday.
“That’s the basic run-down of COVID-19 status of the country,” Mrs McNeil said.
By LACHLAN EDDIE