FULL STORY : 2 out of 6 new COVID-19 deaths were unvaccinated people
58 deaths from the 3rd wave

FULL STORY : 2 out of 6 new COVID-19 deaths were unvaccinated people

58 deaths from the 3rd wave

By Semi Turaga
Thursday 20/01/2022
The first COVID-19 death is a 64-year old man from the Western Division who died on arrival at the Lautoka Hospital on the 12th January 2022. [image: file]

Six new COVID-19 deaths have been reported by the Health Ministry in its latest update.

Three of the latest COVID-19 deaths were fully vaccinated people while one had only received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Two of the deaths were unvaccinated people.

Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says the first COVID-19 death is a 64-year old man from the Western Division who died on arrival at the Lautoka Hospital on the 12th January 2022.

He had pre-existing medical conditions and was fully vaccinated.

Doctor Fong adds the second COVID-19 death is an 89-year old man from the Western Division who died on arrival at the Sigatoka Hospital on the 14th of January 2022. This man had a significant pre-existing medical condition and was not vaccinated.

The Permanent Secretary for Health confirms the third COVID-19 death is an 89-year old man from the Western Division who died at home on 15th January 2022 and was not vaccinated.

He says the fourth COVID-19 death is a 74 -year old man from the Central Division who died on arrival at the CWM Hospital on 16th January 2022.

This man had pre-existing medical conditions and was fully vaccinated. According to Dr Fong, the fifth COVID-19 death is a 75-year old man from the Central Division who died on arrival at the CWM Hospital on 17th January 2022 and was fully vaccinated.

He says the sixth COVID-19 death is a 53-year old woman from the Central Division who presented to the CWM Hospital on 16th January 2022 in respiratory distress and was admitted. She had significant pre-existing medical conditions and died on 17th January 2022.

This woman was not fully vaccinated.


659 new COVID-19 cases since Tuesday

By Semi Turaga
Thursday 20/01/2022
[Image: UNICEF]

659 new COVID-19 cases have been recorded by the Health Ministry since Tuesday.

312 new cases were recorded on Tuesday alone and 347 new cases in the last 24 hours ending at 8am yesterday.

According to the Health Ministry, 295 cases were recorded in the Central Division; 325 cases were recorded in the Western Division, 36 cases were recorded in the Northern Division and 3 cases were recorded in the Eastern Division.

In the past 7 days until Tuesday โ€“ 18 January 2022, 675 new cases were recorded in the Central division, 689 new cases in the Western division, 1 new case in the Eastern Division, and 142 new cases in the Northern Division.

Click here for the full COVID-19 update




Slight decrease in COVID-19 hospital admissions since Monday

By Semi Turaga
Thursday 20/01/2022
Permanent Secretary for Health Dr James Fong

There has been slight decrease in the number of people currently admitted in hospitals around the country with COVID-19.

In its latest update, the Health Ministry says there are 207 people in the hospital with COVID-19.

This is a decrease of 33 as 240 people were reported to be in hospitals around the country on Monday.

None of these people are in severe or critical condition.

The Health Ministry confirms 99 are admitted in the Central Division, 69 are admitted in the Western Division and 39 in the Northern Division.

Click here for the full COVID-19 update




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