Western COVID situation improving: Toiraena

Western Provincial capital Gizo
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ACTING Chairperson of the Western Province Disaster Operation Committee says the COVID-19 situation in the province is slowly improving.

Patrick Toiraena said data from Gizo Hospital shows the number of positive cases has been decreasing compared to previous records.

He said the rate has determined it has dropped, however the WPDOC is still waiting for actual data from the Ministry of Health to verify the information.

“According to data collected from Gizo hospital, positive case rate is around 20 percent – meaning if 100 patients are tested, 26 patient will likely to come back positive,” Toiraena said.

He said WPDOC is working with its stakeholders to determine whether to revoke the February Gazette order or not.

Toiraena said revoking the gazette order means everything will be back to normal.

“At the moment the gazette order remains as is it for now till assessments determine the potential reasons to revoke the gazette order,” he said.