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Central Field Hospital now empty with zero cases

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The Central Field Hospital (Multi-purpose hall) at Lawson Tama is now empty with zero cases.

Minister of Health and Medical Services Dr Culwick Togamana said following the discharges and transfers made over the weekend, the Central Field Hospital is now empty with zero cases.

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He said health will now swiftly work on some areas for improvement in preparation a possible 2nd wave of COVID-19 infection and surge in cases.

The Central Field Hospital was used to support NRH accommodate people that got ill from COVID-19. It was packed during the height of the outbreak in Honiara in late January and the early weeks in February.  

Togamana said case numbers and 7-day rolling average showed a decline in the month of February compared to January.

“Our testing is maintained at high levels with nearly 400 plus tests being done on an average. It means that we are seeing a real declining trend in number of positive cases in Honiara,” he said.

Meanwhile Togamana said in the past 24 hours, there had been four discharges and a total of 23 COVID-19 patients that are currently being admitted at National Referral Hospital.

Of these 23, 2 cases are considered to be in critical condition requiring oxygen, 16 cases in severe conditions, 4 moderate and 1 mild case.

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