2 COVID-19 related deaths

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THE country has recorded two deaths from COVID-19 at the Emergency Department of the National Referral Hospital.

Minister of Health and Medical Services Dr Culwick Togamana confirmed this in his daily COVID-19 update today.

“Last night two persons were brought to the Emergency Department. One was a 52-year-old female and another a 59-year-old male who had comorbidities including diabetes and high blood pressure”.

“They were tested for COVID-19 and were found positive,” he said.

“Accordingly, the Solomon Islands recorded its first two deaths from COVID. My heartfelt sympathy to the immediate families of these two, their relatives and friends,” Togamana said.

He confirmed that the outcome of the investigations will be communicated accordingly and at the fitting time.

Togamana called on all family members of the two, those who have been to the hospital to immediately self-isolate at home because they are now suspected cases of COVID-19.