Fiji has 79 new cases of COVID-19 to report for the 24 hour period that ended at 8 am yesterday and no new COVID-19 deaths.
35 cases are from the Western Division and 44 cases are from the Central Division.
Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says with the decrease in testing numbers, testing remains above the WHO recommended rate of 4 per 1000 population per week or approximately 3,500 tests per week.
He says they will be transitioning to community surveillance testing as severe disease numbers and positivity rates approach the containment phase levels.
There are now 12,981 active cases.
1,252 of the active cases are in the Central Division, 11,419 active cases in the Western Division, 1 active case in the Northern Division (Macuata), and 309 active cases in the Eastern Division (all in Kadavu).
There have been 49,889 cases during the outbreak that started in April 2021. We have recorded a total of 49,959 cases in Fiji since the first case was reported in March 2020.
There has been one death of a COVID-19 positive patient.
However, this death has been classified as a non-COVID death by their doctors. The doctors have determined that this death was caused by a serious pre-existing medical condition and not COVID-19.
There have now been 566 deaths due to COVID-19 in Fiji, with 564 of these deaths during the outbreak that started in April this year.
Fiji has recorded 401 COVID-19 positive patients who died from the serious medical conditions that they had before they contracted COVID-19; these are not classified as COVID-19 deaths.
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