Honiara has recorded 174 cases today. Two persons with underlying health conditions have also died from COVID-19.

This was revealed by the Minister of Health and Medical services Dr Culwick Togamana during his daily COVID-19 situation update on SIBC.

The Health Minister says that as of 12 noon today the combined COVID-19 positive cases stand at 650.

He says that of those that have tested positive 70% are asymptomatic, meaning no symptoms. 30% present symptoms such as runny nose, fever and in 3 cases shortness of breath.

The Health Minister says there are currently 33 patients admitted at the Central Field Hospital (CFH) and 19 at the National Referral Hospital (NRH).

Dr Culwick also stated that the country has recorded its first COVID-19 related deaths. He says one is a 51-year-old male and the second is a 51-year-old female. He said both had underlaying health conditions, but had also tested positive for COVID-19.