240 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed for the 24 hour period that ended at 8am yesterday with 159 cases on Kadavu, 49 cases from the Western Division, 32 from the Central Division and 4 new cases on Malolo Island.
All these individuals have been isolated.
The Permanent Secretary for Health Dr James Fong says there are now 13,597 active cases.
2,516 active cases are in the Central Division, 10,793 active cases in the Western Division, 4 active cases in the Northern Division (Macuata) and 284 active cases in Kadavu
He says there have been 48,323 cases during the outbreak that started in April 2021. We have recorded a total of 48,393 cases in Fiji since the first case was reported in March 2020, with 33,915 recoveries.
Dr Fong says there are currently 169 COVID-19 patients admitted in hospital. 80 patients are admitted at the Lautoka Hospital, 12 patients are admitted at the FEMAT field hospital, and 77 are admitted at CWM hospital, St Giles, and Makoi.
20 patients are considered to be in severe condition, and 7 are in critical condition.
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