Five people below the age of 19 years have died from COVID-19 during the third wave in Fiji.
An analysis of the first 94 deaths in the third wave by the Health Ministry says the five deaths in the under 19 group were for children with significant underlying medical conditions present since birth.
A 10-day old baby girl, an 8-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy who had pre-existing medical conditions and were unvaccinated are 12 of the new COVID-19 deaths reported by the Health Ministry.
On Monday, the Health Ministry also confirmed the deaths of a 4-month-old baby and an unvaccinated 15-year-boy with underlying health conditions.
96 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported by the Health Ministry so far during the third wave.
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