Covid-19 update 769 active cases, 89 deaths

As of yesterday, Seychelles had 769 active cases of Covid-19 - 700 on Mahé, 56 on Praslin and 13 on La Digue.

Unfortunately since the last update, the number of Covid-19 related deaths recorded is 89. So far out of the 17,747 cumulative cases, 16,889 have recovered.

These figures were shared by the Public Health Commissioner, Dr Jude Gédéon and Dr Danny Louange, chief executive of the Health Care Agency, during the monthly press meeting yesterday at the Sheikh Khalifa diagnostic centre to update the media on the Covid-19 situation in the country.

“The general trend, out of the seven-day rolling averages we have been doing, confirms a downward trend in the number of cases reported. It is also important to note that we are not at the level of pre-surge transmission level. We are yet to get there and we anticipate it will take us a couple of more weeks to get where we were at the pre-surge period. A lot of efforts will be required by all to reduce the number of transmission,” Dr Gedeon stated.

Currently there are no active cases on the outlying islands.

“In terms of the people who have died, sadly, 84% of them were not vaccinated and amongst those vaccinated there were people with serious underlying conditions. On Mahé, we recorded 62 deaths, on Praslin 24 and on La Digue 3,” noted Dr Gédéon.

Source: National Information Services Agency