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All however 62 of the 14,096 confirmed cases across French Polynesia followed the island chain re-opened its borders in July and eliminated compulsory quarantine.

Somewhere else in the Pacific, the Mariana Islands has recorded 106 cases, 80 of which have been imported to the islands, primarily from the US mainland and the US area of Guam.

Samoas director-general of health, Leausa Dr Take Naseri, said the two favorable cases, and the rest of the 274 guests who arrived in Samoa on the same flight, will have to stay in quarantine for an additional 7 days as a precaution.

The hotel in Apia, Samoa, where the countrys first case, now found to be historical, was validated. Picture: Nadya Vaa/ The Guardian
Leausa stated all front-line employees at the airport, consisting of health personnel, airport, and authorities crew had actually been evaluated and cleared of the coronavirus.

Fiji has actually taped 4 more cases, all in border quarantine.

Samoa has taped no other cases of the coronavirus.

French Polynesia, one of the worst afflicted territories in the Pacific, has gone beyond 14,000 cases, and 73 deaths. 82 people remain in hospital, consisting of 21 in extensive care. France has flown out extra medical personnel to help with the surge in cases.

Samoas 2 positive Covid-19 cases have been declared historic cases and not contagious.

Further examination of their cases has actually found they were both historic: the sailor had the infection in May and the Australian-based guy in August.

Blood samples from the 2 cases were sent out to New Zealand: outcomes showed low viral counts for both, and the cases were deemed not to be infectious.

French Polynesia, one of the worst affected areas in the Pacific, has gone beyond 14,000 cases, and 73 deaths. 82 people remain in healthcare facility, including 21 in intensive care. France has actually flown out extra medical workers to assist with the rise in cases.

The cases were spotted in a 70-year-old who had actually taken a trip from Melbourne in Australia, and a sailor repatriated from Italy. Both Samoan residents shown up in Apia on a repatriation flight on November 13, and subsequently checked favorable for the unique coronavirus.