Herbal medicines were not used to cure 14 patients who have recovered from COVID-19.
Minister for Health Ifereimi Waqainabete said conventional medicines were used to treat patients.
The18 cases recorded were from a younger population , countries with relatively older populations saw many deaths.
Dr Waqainabete adds while there is no cure for COVID-19 , the efforts of health workers resulted in the recovery of patients.
The Health Minister say the supplementary budget and the support from other agencies have assisted in the fight against the deadly virus.