Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong has confirmed 11 new COVID-19 deaths for the period of 19th to 21st July and 468 new COVID cases for the 24 hour period that ended at 8am yesterday.
Doctor Fong says the first COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old woman from Samabula who died at home on 22nd July. She was not vaccinated.
The second COVID-19 death is a 56-year-old woman from Vatuwaqa who died at home on 22nd July. She was not vaccinated.
Doctor Fong says the third COVID-19 death is a 64-year-old man from Nasinu who died at home on 21st July. He received the 1st dose of the vaccine in late May. He did not receive the second dose of the vaccine. This means that he was not fully vaccinated.
The fourth COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman from Cunningham who died at home on 22nd July. She was not vaccinated.
The fifth COVID-19 death is a 51-year-old man from Tacirua who died at home on 22nd July. He was not vaccinated.
Doctor Fong says the sixth COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old woman from Lami who died at home on 22nd July. She was not vaccinated.
The seventh COVID-19 death is a 63-year-old man from Davuilevu who died at home on 22nd July. He was not vaccinated.
The eighth COVID-19 death is a 66-year-old man from Nausori. He presented to a medical facility in severe respiratory distress. A medical team retrieved him from a health facility and brought him to the CWM Hospital. His condition worsened in the hospital and he died 2 days later.
He received his 1st dose of the vaccine in early June. He did not receive the second dose of the vaccine.
Doctor Fong says the ninth COVID-19 death is a 40-year-old man from Kalokolevu Village who died at home on 22nd July. He was not vaccinated.
The tenth COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man from Caubati who died at home on 22nd July. He received his 1st dose of the vaccine in mid-April. He did not receive the second dose of the vaccine.
The eleventh COVID-19 death is a 63-year-old woman from Toorak who died at home. She received her 1st dose of the vaccine in early July. She did not receive the second dose of the vaccine.
There have been 7 more deaths of COVID-19 positive patients. However, their deaths have been classified as non-COVID deaths by their doctors.
Doctors have determined that these deaths were caused by serious pre-existing medical conditions and not COVID-19.
There have now been 172 deaths due to COVID-19 in Fiji, with 170 of these deaths during the outbreak that started in April this year.
We have recorded 75 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.
There have been 792 new recoveries reported since the last update, which means that there are now 16,061 active cases.
There have been 21,759 cases during the outbreak that started in April 2021.
21, 829 cases have been recorded in Fiji since the first case was reported in March 2020, with 5,521 recoveries.
There is 1 more death that remains under investigation. This will be discussed once investigations (including test results) and classifications are complete.
A full breakdown of areas of interest has been published online on the Ministry’s COVID-19 dashboard.
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