FULL STORY: 91.8% of Fiji’s adult target population full vaccinated against COVID-19 while vaccination numbers for children continue to steadily increase

FULL STORY: 91.8% of Fiji’s adult target population full vaccinated against COVID-19 while vaccination numbers for children continue to steadily increase

By Semi Turaga
Saturday 18/12/2021
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91.8% of the adult target population in Fiji is now fully vaccinated based on the latest update by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

The percentage of people that have received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine is 97.7%.

This means that 567,272 adults in the target population have been fully vaccinated while 603,773 have received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The vaccination numbers for children also continue to steadily increase with 28,709 children aged 15 to 17 years fully vaccinated.

36, 366 children in this age category have received one dose.

For children aged 12 to 14 years, the number of those fully vaccinated is 9,612.


19 new cases of COVID-19

By Semi Turaga
Saturday 18/12/2021
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The Ministry of Health and Medical Services has recorded a total of 19 new cases of COVID-19.

7 new cases were recorded on Thursday and 12 new cases in the last 24 hours ending at 8am yesterday.

Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says for this second wave, there have been 52,553 cases recorded, with 71% of the cases from the Central Division, 28% of the cases from the Western Division and 1% of the cases from the Eastern and Northern Divisions. The national 7- day rolling average is 5 daily cases.

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116 active cases of COVID-19

By Semi Turaga
Saturday 18/12/2021
Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong.

There are 116 active cases of COVID-19 based on the latest update by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

12 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours ending at 8am yesterday.

According to the Ministry, 9 people were reported to have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours ending at 8am yesterday.

There are seven people admitted in the hospital with COVID-19 and none of them are in severe or critical condition.

51, 196 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Fiji so far.

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Death rate for the Central and Western Divisions indicate a declining trend – Dr Fong

By Semi Turaga
Saturday 18/12/2021
CWMH. {Image: File Photo]

Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says overall, the death rate for the Central and Western Divisions indicate a declining trend.

He says the differences between the Central and Western are similar to the incidence of the daily cases and are likely a reflection of vaccination levels, COVID mitigation measures, and differences in population density.

In his latest update, Doctor Fong says there is no COVID-19 death to report.

There have been a total of 697 deaths due to COVID-19 in Fiji.

695 of these deaths during the outbreak that started in April this year.

Fiji has recorded 612 COVID-19 positive patients who died from serious medical conditions they had before they contracted COVID-19; these are not classified as COVID-19 deaths.

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