Fiji currently has 42 active cases of COVID-19 in isolation.
The Head of Health Protection Dr. Aalisha Sahukhan says 9 are border quarantine cases, 29 are locally transmitted cases and 4 cases are under investigation.
She adds the source of transmission for the recently deceased patient is also still under investigation.
Dr Sahukhan says Fiji has done 60,054 lab tests since last year and the daily average is 1,437 tests.
Meanwhile, Fiji’s new border quarantine case is a 22-year-old Tongan national who was repatriating to Tonga from Guyana. She says the patient arrived in Nadi on the 22nd of last month from Auckland.
Dr.Sahukhan says this was the last inbound commercial passenger flight before inbound international passenger travel was halted.
She further says he is a travelling partner of a previously announced border quarantine case.
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