Only two patients are admitted at the National Referral Hospital with hospitalisation in the provinces also declining. It is believed to be the lowest admission at the NRH since the COVID-19 outbreak in January.
Minister of Health and Medical Services Dr Culwick Togamana stated in his address on COVID-19 last night that: “We now only have 2 COVID-19 patients at our National Referral Hospital, this is 1 percent of total admissions at NRH. Both of these cases are considered to be in severe condition and our medical staff are working hard to manage the two patients through to full recovery.”
Similarly, he said, at Kiluufi hospital in Malaita Province, health workers are managing two COVID-19 patients, one is considered to be a severe case and the other is in mild condition.
Makira also reported yesterday of one mild COVID-19 case that was still being admitted and managed at Kirakira hospital. The case also has underlying health condition that is being treated as well.
In Western Province, Tongamana said, from the eight he announced on Tuesday, six have been discharged on Wednesday thus only 2 COVID-19 patients are being managed by Gizo hospital staff.
COVID-19 related Deaths
With COVID-19 related deaths, the minister said one more death was recorded from Makira, bringing the total death count for the country to 137.
Togamana said in terms of recoveries, it is estimated based on data available to the Ministry that 90 percent of all persons tested positive have recovered and the figures vary within provinces.
He said for the provinces where higher number of new cases were being reported in the past two weeks such as Makira, Isabel, and Western Province, the recovery rates are less as the people have yet to complete the minimum of 10 days isolation before they are classified as having recovered.