Covid-19 Tonga update:  Cumulative cases surpass 1,000, active cases rise to 678

There are 113 new cases of Covid-19 in Tonga today, the Ministry of Health reports.

The Ministry said there are 678 active cases while 324 cases had been recovered.

It said the total number of cases since the outbreak stood at 1,002.

The reports on the Ministry of Health’s Facebook page this morning did not say how many new cases at MIQs and how many were self isolation. It also did not name any close contact Covid-19 location of interest.

There are 28 cases of Covid on Vava’u, the Vava’u governor, Lord Fakatulolo told FM87.5 this morning.  He said some new cases were infected after a passenger travelled from Tongatapu tested positive.  

The governor said he wanted to know whether or not there was a breach of aircraft Covid policy after the apparent infected passenger was allowed to travel to Vava’u.

The Ministry said 97 percent of the eligible population had received their first dose and 89 percent fully vaccinated.

So far, 40 percent of eligible Tongans have had their booster jab.

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