Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong confirms that there are 9 new COVID-19 deaths from 26th to 27th July and 1301 new COVID cases for the 24 hour period that ended at 8am today.
The first COVID-19 death is an 83 year old man from Lautoka. He presented to the Lautoka Hospital in respiratory distress. He reported having a cough and shortness of breath for five days. His condition worsened at the hospital and he died 3 days after admission on 27th July. He was not vaccinated.
Doctor Fong says the second death is a 72 year old woman from Samabula who died at home on 26th July. She was not vaccinated.
The third death is a 69 year old man from Valelevu. He presented to the CWM Hospital emergency department in severe respiratory distress. His condition worsened at the hospital and he died on the same day on 25th July. He was not vaccinated.
Doctor Fong confirms the fourth death is a 64 year old man from Suva who died at home on 27th July. He was not vaccinated.
The fifth death is a 84 year old man from Nabua who died at home on 27th July. He was not vaccinated.
The sixth death is a 59 year old man from Nakasi who died at home on 27th July. He was not vaccinated.
The seventh death is a 91 year old woman from Suva who died at home on 27th July. She was not vaccinated.
He says the eighth COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old woman from Wailoku who died at home on 27th July.She was not vaccinated.
The ninth death is a 75-year-old man from Raiwaqa who died at home on 26th July. He was not vaccinated.
There have been 15 more deaths of COVID-19 positive patients. However, their deaths have been classified as non-COVID deaths by their doctors.
Doctors have determined that their deaths were caused by serious pre-existing medical conditions and not COVID-19.
There have now been 227 deaths due to COVID-19 in Fiji, with 225 of these deaths during the outbreak that started in April this year.
The 7 day rolling average of COVID-19 deaths per day is 8.
Fiji has also recorded 119 COVID-19 positive patients who died from the serious medical conditions that they had before they contracted COVID; these are not classified as COVID-19 deaths.
Of the 1301 cases, 293 cases are from the Western Division and 1008 cases are from the Central Division.
A full breakdown of areas of interest will be published online tonight on the Ministry’s COVID-19 dashboard.
You can check out the link on our website, fijivillage.
There have been 245 new recoveries reported since the last update, which means that there are now 20,200 active cases.
17,774 active cases are in the Central Division and 2,426 in the West.
All cases that were recorded in the Northern and Eastern Divisions (cases that were imported from Viti Levu) have recovered and there are no active cases currently in those divisions.
There have been 27,427 cases during the outbreak that started in April 2021.
Fiji has recorded 27,497 cases since the first case was reported in March 2020, with 6,951 recoveries.
Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says COVID-19 community transmission within the Suva-Nausori containment zone is at a very high level.
Doctor Fong also says the 7-day average of new cases per day is 877 cases per day or 991 cases per million population per day.
He says daily case numbers remain high, and daily test positivity remains high, indicating ongoing widespread community transmission in the Suva-Nausori containment zone.
Cases are also increasing in the Western Division. The Northern and Eastern Divisions currently have no active cases.
Anyone who develops symptoms of COVID-19 in Suva-Nausori should assume that they have COVID-19.
If you develop any signs of severe COVID-19, like difficulty breathing or chest pain, please go immediately to CWM Hospital, FEMAT Hospital, Vodafone Arena while ndividuals in Nausori with severe symptoms should go to Nausori Health Centre or Wainibokasi Hospital.
Call 165 if you are unable to travel to a medical facility.
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