One unconfirmed death for Lata
COVID-19 test results indicates an increase in the number of Covid-19 positive cases mainly detected in Honiara, parts of Guadalcanal and Temotu province.
Following the resurgence of Covid-19 cases since last month, as previously reported, the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS), Surveillance Department, continues to record increasing numbers of Covid-19 cases in Honiara and parts of Guadalcanal with Temotu province reporting their first few locally transmitted cases last week.
In Honiara, 1072 persons who got tested form the 24th of October to the 8th of November, a total of 105 positive tests were recorded.
There are no persons hospitalized with COVID-19 and no COVID related deaths reported by the National Referral Hospital since the new surge in cases.
For Temotu province there have been 235 Covid-19 cases detected from the 5th to 7th of November, and there are additional cases reported from Tikopia and Dendu Area Health Centres that will be added to this number once reports have been processed.
In terms of admissions, two (2) cases are hospitalized at the Lata hospital and are in a mild condition, one with underlying health conditions.
As of yesterday, the ministry has received a report of a death in Lata that may possibly be related to Covid-19.
There are no reports from other provinces on Covid-19, however with the inter-island travels there is a high chance that the current resurgence in Honiara and Temotu may spread to other provinces.
The ministry of health has urged schools and workplaces and other spaces and places where people congregate are to uphold these measures.
Parents and guardians are also urged to keep their children at home if they see signs of coughing, runny nose, and fever and take them to the nearest clinic if these symptoms worsen.
By FOLLET JOHN
Solomon Star, Newsroom