90.7% of the adult target population in Fiji are fully vaccinated while 97.3% have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
26,765 children between the ages of 15 to 17 have received both doses of the vaccine while 35,104 children have received at least one dose.
17,490 children between the ages of 12 to 14 have received one dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
The Ministry of Health says in the past 7 days, 19 COVID-19 cases were recorded in the Central division, 5 new cases in the Western division, 1 new case in the Eastern Division and 1 new case in the Northern Division.
The Central Division cases constitute 71% of the cumulative total cases nationally, with the Western division making up 28% and 1% in the Northern and Eastern Divisions.
Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says since the last update, they have recorded 14 new cases.
There were 12 new cases in the last 24 hours ending at 8am yesterday.
Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says, we currently have COVID-positive travellers in quarantine who arrived in the country from African states before we knew about the Omicron COVID-19 variant.
Doctor Fong says they have been quarantined in line with the stringent measures we apply to countries we consider a red zone for ongoing viral spread.
He says their specimens will be forwarded this week overseas for genetic sequencing.
Doctor Fong adds the reports about the new variant continue with new evidence that the Omicron variant had already achieved global spread well before it was reported by South African scientists, establishing itself in some European countries.
He says these are countries that have the ability to check for the variant while other countries do not have genetic sequencing and cannot confirm cases of the variant at this time.
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