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LBJ CEO confirms recent Covid cases admitted

The hospital’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Akapusi Ledua, has confirmed the recent resurfacing of Covid-19 cases in the territory.


He said the latest cases confirmed at the LBJ were two infants admitted into the Pediatric Ward for Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) symptoms last month.


According to Dr. Ledua, the Department of Health was informed of this information as soon as tests yielded positive results in June.


Furthermore, Dr. Ledua urged members of the public with Covid-19 symptoms to wear a mask, wash their hands, and visit the LBJ hospital if the symptoms get worse.


The CEO also noted that even though people are now living with Covid is does not minimize the need to remain vigilant.


In May, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic is no longer a global health emergency, and that comes as US authorities issued new guidelines as the federal COVID public health declaration ends on May 11 — which is also the date when the U.S Presidential declaration for each state and territory, including American Samoa also ends.


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