Ministry of Health’s Head of the Health Protection, Doctor Aalisha Sahukhan has confirmed that two more COVID-19 patients have now recovered and there are now 38 active cases currently in isolation facilities.
She says these are 7 border quarantine cases, 26 cases of local transmission and 5 that are currently under investigation to determine the source of transmission.
Dr. Sahukhan says two cases of the recently deceased case and a recently recovered case are currently considered to be cases of community transmission until proven otherwise.
She says Fiji has had 139 cases in total with 98 recoveries and three deaths since the first case was recorded on March 19th, 2020.
A total of 65,225 laboratory tests have been conducted.
She says 1,616 tests were conducted yesterday.
She says the weekly average is now 8,529 tests per week and a record of 10,237 samples were tested last week.
Meanwhile, Dr Sahukhan is urging everyone to spare a thought for all of the mothers at Lautoka Hospital who are away from their children and all the mothers and children that were not able to see each other today.
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