Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong confirms there are 105 new COVID-19 cases and 98 of the new cases are linked to existing clusters
It has also been confirmed that another 2 patients admitted at CWM Hospital for pre-existing severe illnesses have died.
Doctor Fong says with the ongoing outbreak at the hospital, both patients tested positive for COVID-19 during their admission.
However, he says their doctors have determined that their causes of death are related to the pre-existing illnesses for which they were admitted and receiving treatment for at the hospital.
Doctor Fong says these are not COVID-19 caused deaths and the Ministry extends their condolences to the loved ones of the deceased patients.
Meanwhile, Doctor Fong confirms 21 COVID-19 cases announced are linked to the CWM Hospital cluster, 16 from Nawajikuma, Nawaka in Nadi, 6 cases from the Tramline, Nawaka, Nadi cluster, 1 more case from the Kinoya cluster, 2 cases from the Navosai cluster, 11 cases from the Waila cluster, 11 cases from the Navy cluster, 8 cases from the Health Ministry’s Incident Management Team cluster, 15 cases from the Muanikoso cluster and 7 more cases from the Nasinu Police Barracks cluster.
5 cases from Grantham Road and 2 cases from Tacirua are under investigation.
Doctor Fong says a review of cases from Nadi reported yesterday has found that 1 case tested positive twice, and was subsequently counted twice, due to different names for the same person being entered on the forms for each of the samples tested.
The duplicate record has been removed from the active and total case count.
8 patients have recovered, which means there are now 796 active cases in isolation.
There have been 1048 cases during this outbreak that started in April 2021.
Fiji has recorded a total of 1118 cases since the first case was reported in March 2020.
There have been 312 recoveries and 4 deaths due to COVID-19.
A total of 6 COVID-19 positive patients have died from pre-existing non-COVID-19 related illnesses.
107,672 samples have been tested since this outbreak started in April 2021, with 150,533 tested since testing began in early 2020.
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