FULL STORY: 161 new cases of COVID-19
No new COVID-19 deaths

FULL STORY: 161 new cases of COVID-19

No new COVID-19 deaths

By Semi Turaga
Sunday 19/09/2021
[Image: COVID-19 Dashboard]

Fiji has 161 new cases of COVID-19 to report for the 24 hour period that ended at 8am yesterday and there are no new COVID-19 deaths.

101 cases are from the Western Division, 56 cases are from the Central Division while 4 cases are from the Eastern Division.

There have been 10 new recoveries to report since the last update, which means that there are now 12,985 active cases.

1,230 of the active cases are in the Central Division, 11,445 active cases in the Western Division, 1 active case in the Northern Division (Macuata) and 309 active cases in the Eastern Division (all in Kadavu).

There have been 49,810 cases during the outbreak that started in April 2021.

Fiji has recorded a total of 49,880 cases in Fiji since the first case was reported in March 2020.

There have now been 566 deaths due to COVID-19 in Fiji, with 564 of these deaths during the outbreak that started in April this year.

Fiji has also recorded 400 COVID-19 positive patients who died from the serious medical conditions that they had before they contracted COVID-19; these are not classified as COVID-19 deaths.

65.8% of the target population in Fiji are now fully vaccinated

By Rashika Kumar
Sunday 19/09/2021
[Image: File Photo]

To date, 97.9% of the target population in Fiji have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 65.8% are now fully vaccinated.

This means 586,737 adults have received their first dose and 386,287 have received their second doses.

Fiji’s target population for vaccination is 586,651 adults.

Meanwhile, there are currently 107 COVID-19 patients admitted to the hospital.

The Health Ministry says 32 patients are admitted at the Lautoka Hospital while 75 patients are admitted at CWM Hospital, St Giles, and in Makoi.

9 patients are considered to be in severe condition and 3 are in critical condition.


6 COVID patients admitted at Vunisea Hospital in Kadavu

Dr Fong says movement restrictions still in place for COVID infected islands
By Navitalai Naivalurua
Sunday 19/09/2021
Vunisea Hospital

14 people are admitted at the Vunisea Hospital where 6 people have tested positive for COVID-19 and are in stable condition while 8 are negative.

The Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says 5 new cases have been recorded in Kadavu in the last 24 hours bringing the total number to 526.

He says education and awareness sessions continue for the villages and communities while restrictions on movement are still in place for the whole island.

This is being supervised by the Police team and the Vanua.

Dr Fong says a team of 17 FEMAT clinical, logistics, ambulance crew and Lands Ministry officials are returning from Kadavu after the completion of the acute phase of the response.

Dr Fong confirmed three new cases for Malolo Island where 2 was identified in Solevu village and 1 in Yaro village.

44 individuals have recovered and 19 remain active cases.

He adds daily assessment continues for the active cases and their contacts while the four high-risk cases are stable and remain in home isolation.

Movement restrictions remain in force for all villages on Malolo Island.

The Permanent Secretary says thirty new cases have been reported in the villages of Muaira, Soso, Marou, and Yasawa High School on Naviti Island.

90 individuals have recovered while 83 cases remain active and under surveillance by the health team.

Movement restrictions are in place for all villages.

Dr Fong says no new cases were reported from Waya Island and Nacula Island in the last 24 hours.

He says the 25 active cases in Waya Island remains under home isolation and daily assessment conducted by the Yalobi Nursing Station health team.

The island is still under strict movement restrictions.

The 29 positive cases in Nacula village are still under isolation in their respective villages and monitored daily by the health team from Nacula Health Centre.

Strict movement restriction remains in place for the whole island. The Permanent Secretary says the community engagement team together with the health team, visited Viwa Island and conducted an assessment in the 2 villages and 1 settlement on the island.

The team conducted 78 nasopharyngeal swabs and 29 individuals received their first dose of the COVID vaccine.

Eighteen new cases were reported in Dakuibeqa village on Beqa Island bringing the total number to 180.

Beqa Island has 179 active cases and is on daily monitoring by the health team.


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