The Health Ministry says they have 29 COVID-19 deaths to report for the period of 6th July 2021 to 17th September 2021.
Twenty-eight COVID-19 deaths were reported from the Central Division while one COVID-19 death was reported from the Western Division.
Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says an analysis of the 29 deaths have highlighted that individuals were aged between 35 to 89 years.
Doctor Fong says 16 were males and 28 of the individuals died at home or on their way to the hospital.
He says 24 of the individuals were unvaccinated.
Doctor Fong has revealed that 4 of the individuals that died from COVID-19 had received one dose of the vaccine and one death was fully vaccinated.
He says the fully vaccinated individual was elderly and was admitted with severe comorbidity.
Doctor Fong adds there have been 16 more deaths of COVID-19 positive patients.
However, these deaths have been classified as non-COVID deaths by their doctors.
The doctors have determined that these deaths were caused by a serious pre-existing medical condition and not COVID-19.
There have now been 621 deaths due to COVID-19 in Fiji, with 619 of these deaths during the outbreak that started in April this year.
To date, 591,785 adults in Fiji have received their first dose of the vaccine and 437,730 have received their second doses.
Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says based on the updated total population of 618,173 people aged 18 years and over, the revised vaccination coverage rates are 95.7% for adults who have received at least one dose and 70.8% are now fully vaccinated nationwide.
17,996 children in Fiji have received their first dose of the vaccine as of 24th September.READ FULL COVID-19 UPDATE HERE
Fiji has 65 new cases of COVID-19 for the 24 hour period that ended at 8am yesterday.
There are now 12,869 active cases.
50,872 cases have been reported in Fiji since the first case was reported in March 2020.READ FULL COVID-19 UPDATE HERE
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