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COVID-19

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Apia, SAMOA — The Ministry of Health (M.O.H.) in Samoa has reported 449 new community cases to increase the confirmed number of community cases to 10,583. A M.O.H. Situational Report on COVID-19 in Samoa, which was released Sunday 9pm and covered the 2pm Monday 2 May to 2pm Wednesday 4 May 2022...
Three healthworkers from Honolulu posing
COVID-19 drastically disrupted travel to American Samoa while many safety and health requirements have been challenging for travelers. The Health Dept. is recognizing the women in Hawaii that helped many of our people through the process especially as we close the ASDOH branch in Honolulu. We love...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — LBJ Medical Center has recorded another COVID-19 related death, bringing the total fatalities to 28 as of May 2, according to officials who attended Tuesday’s COVID-19 Task Force briefing, where LBJ presented the latest update. The latest death is a 43-year old female,...
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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's youngest COVID-19 patient to be hospitalized - a toddler who also had severe pneumonia - has been discharged from hospital in what is being described as a miracle. Head paediatritian Papalii Kamu Tito said the girl has been taken home after being in an induced coma for five...
Dr. Akapusi Ledua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — LBJ Medical Center has completed the Preliminary COVID-19 Mortality Analysis since the COVID surge began in American Samoa and among its finding, is that 75% of individuals who succumbed to COVID related deaths were in poor health prior to their COVID-19 infection. LBJ’s...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In an advisory distributed over the weekend, the Health Department announced the presence in American Samoa of the new COVID-19 omicron variant, BA.2, detected on some of the passengers on the Mar. 31st flight from Honolulu. DoH  first presented the information during...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga’s new COVID-19 Emergency Declaration, effective yesterday, eases some restrictions on public gatherings and allows in-person classroom instruction with exemptions. Valid through May 28, the new declaration modifies several COVID-19 restrictions...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Manu’a island group is no longer COVID-free, after the Health Department recorded six COVID-19 cases at Faleasao village on Ta’u island. And the positive cases prompted the local Education Department to issue a notice that schools on Ta’u island return to virtual...
Dr. Akapusi Ledua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — LBJ Medical Center has recorded a new COVID-19 related death bringing American Samoa’s total cumulative mortality to 25, says LBJ’s acting chief of staff Dr. Akapusi Ledua, during yesterday’s COVID-19 Task Force virtual news conference. Dr. Ledua summarized that the new...
Bride with her parents
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Planning a Samoan wedding during a worldwide pandemic is not for the weak. After being together since university, ours was the wedding everyone had been waiting for. So when the venue was found and the date set last year, plans were quickly made and names for the bridal...

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