115 new COVID-19 cases have been announced for the 24-hour period ending at 8am yesterday.
Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says 12 cases are from new clusters: 8 of these cases are from Max Value Supermarket, Lami and 4 from Public Rental Board.
7 cases have also been detected during screening at the Valelevu, Nuffield Health Centre in Tamavua, and Raiwaqa screening clinics.
Doctor Fong says 1 case was also identified during screening at Nadi Hospital.
Investigations are underway to determine any links to known cases.
21 cases have been identified as primary contacts of previous cases and are under investigation by the contact tracing teams to determine if there is a cluster link.
2 cases from Naqio settlement, Rewa, 1 case from Nadave, 7 cases from Nausori Village, 4 cases in Naulu, 1 case in Omkar Rd, Narere, 1 case in Valenicina, Lami, 1 case in Verata, Nausori, 1 case from Milverton Road, Raiwaqa, 2 cases from Qauia, Lami, 1 case from Naduru Road, Nausori and 1 case from Fiji Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Services are under investigation to determine if they have links to other cases.
Doctor Fong says the 22 cases are currently considered cases of community transmission.
The majority of the cases announced are related to existing clusters of transmission or to localities where significant transmission has occurred.
Doctor Fong says 8 cases are from the Waila cluster, 6 cases are from the Nasinu Police Barracks cluster, 2 cases are from the Navosai cluster, 8 cases are from the CWM Hospital cluster, 7 cases are from Nawajikuma, Nadi cluster, 7 cases are from the Townhouse Hotel cluster, 13 cases are from the Freshet cluster and 1 case is from the Rewa Emergency Operations Centre cluster.
A 49 year old man has unfortunately passed away at CWM Hospital.
Doctor Fong says he had been admitted for almost a month and was being treated for a severe non-COVID pre-existing condition.
He tested positive for COVID-19 during his admission, and his doctors are currently investigating to determine if this is a COVID-19 death.
There are now 1,182 active cases in isolation.
There have been 1,578 cases during this outbreak that started in April 2021.
Fiji has recorded a total of 1648 cases since the first case was reported in March 2020.
There have been 452 recoveries and 6 deaths due to COVID-19.
A total of 7 COVID-19 positive patients have died from pre-existing non-COVID-19 related illnesses.
121,193 samples have been tested since this outbreak started in April 2021, with 164,054 tested since testing began in early 2020.
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