Cook Islands records first Covid death


Beach-goers walk at Muri beach on the Island of Rarotonga, the largest island in the Cook Islands. The South Pacific today reports its first Covid-19-related death. – AFP pic, April 24, 2022.

THE tiny South Pacific nation of the Cook Islands reported its first coronavirus-related death today, more than two years after the pandemic erupted. 

A 63-year-old woman, who had underlying health conditions, died on her way to hospital on the island of Aitutaki last night.


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