Minister of Health and Medical Services Dr Culwick Togamana has revealed that there are 156 new cases being reported in the past 24 hours taking the total number of cases to 476.
In his first ever address to the nation this evening, Dr Togamana said since the yesterday’s Talkback Show, where they informed that a total of 320 people have been tested positive for COVID-19, as of today, a total of 476 people have tested positive for COVID, representing an increase of 156 people.
“We have detailed information on 359 cases, 45.7% of them are females and 54.3% are males. 11.3% of the cases are in adolescents and children less than 18 years and 21.8% of cases are in people 45 years and above,” he added.
Togamana continued: “One third of the people tested have symptoms mainly including fever, cough, sore throat and runny nose. Three patients presented with breathing difficulty last night and they have since been managed.”
He stated that the number of people admitted in Central Field Hospital is 32.
“We also have 6 patients in isolation ward and 14 patients in other wards of the National Referral Hospital. Total patients admitted due to COVID-19 is 52. None of the patients is on oxygen,” said Togamana.