Tonga breaks down 11 deaths by Covid related and underlying conditions

Eleven deaths were announced by the Ministry of Health on Tuesday 29 when it reported the latest Covid cases update.

Of these people that died, six were Covid related while five tested positive but they died from other underlying health conditions, the Minister of Health Saia Piukala said.

There were 297 new community cases of Covid-19 and 3241 active cases in total in the last 24 hours.

The cumulative number of people who had recovered and recorded in the last 24 hours was 2,889.

The total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak was 6,144.

Of these 6,144 cases, 5,953 are from Tongatapu, 162 from Vava’u, and 29 from Ha’apai.  

The Ministry said 98 percent of the eligible population have completed their first COVID-19 vaccine while 90 percent received their second dose. Overall, 49 percent have had a booster.

Meanwhile, more than 300 passengers are expected to arrive in Tonga tomorrow, Wednesday,  March 30 from Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, and Apia.

All repatriates must spend 15 days at MIQs or approved home isolation.

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