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COVID-19 Update: 362 Positive Cases Recorded

The country has recorded an additional 362 positive cases over the past 48 hours.

The update was made by the Health Minister, Dr. Culwick Togamana, during his COVID-19 situational report on the national broadcaster, SIBC.

The cumulative total cases of COVID-19 for the country now stands at 8,491.

Of the 362 positive cases 27 were detected in Honiara, 22 in Bellona, 22 in Malaita, 17 in Makira, 5 in Choiseul, 10 in Guadalcanal, 162 in Isabel, and 97 in Central.

The national referral hospital (NRH) in Honiara has not recorded any new COVID-19 admissions or deaths during this reporting period.

There are now only 11 COVID-19 patients still admitted at the NRH. 1 has been discharged and 1 transferred to a separate ward during this reporting period.

COVID-19 related deaths remain at 118, although investigations are being conducted for deaths that occurred in communities over the past 6 weeks, particularly during the peak of the outbreak.