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Pacific Island Covid cases continue to surge in Utah

In the American state of Utah, Pacific Island communities continue to battle a surge in Covid-19 cases.

According to new data at the weekend, 2364 Pacific Islanders have been infected with Covid19, a rate 2.7 times higher than the state average.

There have been 23 Pacific Islander deaths to date, a rate 1.3 times higher than other ethnic groups, and 273 people who have been hospitalised.

Moana Makapelu Lee speaks with Jacob Fitisemanu, co-founder for Utah Pacific Islander Health Coalition, and community health worker Luisa Tupou.

Watch the full interviews above.

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