Fiji now has 4,496 active COVID-19 cases in isolation and 27 deaths from the deadly virus
We are also sadly seeing people with severe disease die at home or on the way to hospital - Dr Fong

Fiji now has 4,496 active COVID-19 cases in isolation and 27 deaths from the deadly virus

We are also sadly seeing people with severe disease die at home or on the way to hospital - Dr Fong

By Vijay Narayan , Semi Turaga
Saturday 03/07/2021
[Image: Ministry of Health and Medical Services COVID-19 Dashboard]

Fiji now has 4,496 active COVID-19 cases in isolation and 27 deaths from the deadly virus.

Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong confirms there are 386 new cases of COVID-19 and 2 COVID-19 deaths to report for the 24 hour period that ended at 8am today.

Five of the new cases are contacts of cases who are undergoing 14 days of quarantine in quarantine facilities in Nadi.

The rest of the cases are from the Suva-Nausori containment zone.

A full breakdown of areas of interest has been published online on the Ministryโ€™s COVID-19 dashboard.

You can check out the link on our website, fijivillage.

Doctor Fong says the first death from COVID-19 is a 66-year-old woman from Valelevu who was declared dead on arrival by doctors at the emergency department at CWM Hospital.

He says this means she died at home or on the way to hospital. Her family reported that she had been feeling unwell at home for a few days. She was not vaccinated.

The second death was reported yesterday as being under investigation to determine if the cause of death was COVID-19. This was a 24-year-old woman from Wainibokasi admitted at the CWM Hospital for treatment of a serious non-COVID related medical condition, and later tested positive in hospital . After investigation, her doctors have determined that her death was caused by COVID-19 and not the prior medical condition. She was not vaccinated.

Doctor Fong says the death of another person who tested positive for COVID-19 is also currently under investigation to determine if COVID-19 was the cause of death.

There have now been 27 deaths due to COVID-19 in Fiji, with 25 of these deaths during the outbreak that started in April this year.

Fiji has also recorded 12 COVID-19 positive patients who died from the serious medical conditions that they had before they contracted COVID-19.

3 deaths are under investigation to determine the cause of death.

There have been 131 new recoveries reported since the last update.

Doctor Fong says there have been 5569 cases during the outbreak that started in April 2021.

We have recorded a total of 5639 cases in Fiji since the first case was reported in March 2020, with 1101 recoveries.

166,501 samples have been tested since this outbreak started in April 2021, with 209,362 tested since testing began in early 2020. 3240 tests have been reported for 1st July.

The national 7-day average daily test positivity is 10.2% and continues on an upward trend.

The 7-day average of new cases per day has increased to 330 cases per day or 373 cases per million population per day.

Doctor Fong says as expected, with the increasing case numbers we are also seeing increasing numbers of people with severe disease, and more deaths in the Suva-Nausori containment zone.

He says of great concern is the people with severe disease that come to a medical facility in the late stages of their illness .

Doctor Fong says we are also sadly seeing people with severe disease die at home or on the way to hospital, before our medical teams have a chance to administer what could potentially be life saving treatment.

According to the Official COVID-19 Dashboard, the active cases are in High Street, Toorak Road, Charles Street, Augustus Street, Brown Street, Extension Street, Suva Street, Waimanu Road, Extension Street, Eden Street, Knolly Street, Pender Street, Berry Road, Gorrie Street, Gordon Street, McGregor Road, Denison Road, Bau Street, Holmes Street, Service Street, Victoria Parade, Southern Cross Road, Ratu Cakobau Road, Vesi Road, Moti Street, Lekutu Street, Eliza Street, Vuivui Road, Vudi Road, Ratu Sukuna Road, Nasova Road, Charlton Avenue, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Laucala Bay Road, Fletcher Road, Grantham Road, Falvey Road, Howell Road, Rewa Street, Bale Street, Greene Street, Ambler Place, McFarlane Road, Kapadia Place, Nairai Road, Avon Place, Derrick Street, Bryce Street, Davui Lane, Browning Street, Aidney Road, Gaji Road, Shalimar Street, Fletcher Road, Nacara Street, Millet Street, Viria Road, Malau Place, Wailea Street, Nanuku Street, Rifle Range Road, Jerusalem Road, Princes Road, Reservoir Road, Korovou Prison along Queens Road, Amra Street, Narain Jetty, Saint Giles Hospital along Reservoir Road, Crompton Place, Ratu Mara Road, Vatoa Road, Sovu Place, Nayau Street, Lakeba Street, Bureta Street, Helsen Street, Mead Road, Oneata Street, Bougainville Street, March Place, Vunakece Road, Griffith Place, Padam Lala Road, Sukanaivalu Road, Kameli Place, Sotutu Place, Queen Elizabeth Barracks, Salala Place, Kabatia Place, Tikaram Place, Salato Road, Ragg Avenue, Petrie Road. Nokonoko Road, Sekoula Road, Bulei Road, Vashantilal Road, Vesivesi Road, Kinoya Road, Tivi Road, Sarosaro Street, Ratu Dovi Road, Kabote Circle, Reba Circle, Savai Place, Qarase Street, Duvula Street, Tomanu Street, Nawanawa Road, Maqbool Road, Mandhir Street, Nasole Road, Nadawa Road, Rosi Street, Makosoi Road, Nasinu Road, Kabatua Lane, Pilling Road, Naveiwakau Road, Nayavumata Road, Duna Crescent, Caubati Road, Wainivula Road, Chanik Road, Khalsa Road, Raibevu Road, Vunisinu Road, Nawame Road, Natuvukica Road, Coloisuva, Nepani Road, Tovata Road, Narere Road, Waidranu Street, Muanikoso Road, Manulava Circle, Matanikorovatu Road, Pritam Singh Road, Kalokalo Crescent, Beaumont Road, Kelland Street, Vatoa Road, Omkar Road, Navosai Road, FNTC Road, Vishnu Deo Road, Koroba Street, Matana Street, Painapiu Street, Manuka Street, JP Maharaj Street, Koronivia Road, Wainibuku Road, Davuilevu, Dilkusha, Sawani, Naqali, Naqeledamu, Lakena, Vuci Road, Naduru, Vunivaivai, Kuku/ Raralevu Noco, Luvuluvu, Wainibokasi, Sasawira, Baulevu, Namara, Nakelo, Waibuka, Mokani, Kasavu, Logani, Tobuniqio Village, Verata, Korovou, Waikalou, Laselevu and Tubarua Village in Naitasiri, Wailoku, Walu Bay, Naval Base, Tamavua-I-Wai, Panoramic Road, Waiqanake, Nadonumai, Delainavesi, Vugalei, Lami Village, Lami Police Station, Vetaia Street, Wailada, Valenicina, Qauia, Kalekana, Naivikinikini Settlement, Wailekutu, Namuka-I-Lau and Veisari, Bilo Road and Golden Manufacturers.

The quarantine facilities with active cases in Suva are the Grand Pacific Hotel, Holiday Inn, Southern Cross Hotel, James Cook Hotel, Peninsula, Tanoa Hotel and Town House Apartments. There are also cases at the Lami Novotel.

In Nadi, there are cases in Nawaka, Savunawai, DoubleTree Quarantine Facility, Airport Apartments Quarantine Facilities, Mercure Hotel Quarantine Facility, Nasau Resort Villas Quarantine Facility, Nalagi Quarantine Facility, Tanoa Quarantine Facility, Grand West Villas Quarantine Facility, Nadi Hospital Isolation Facility and the Hilton Resort Quarantine Facility.

In Lautoka, there are active cases in Natabua Quarantine Facility in Drasa Vitogo, Lautoka Hospital Isolation Facility, Rifle Range, Vitogo Parade, Paipai and Lovu.

54% of the target population has received at least one dose of AstraZeneca while 8.8 % of Fijians are now fully vaccinated

By Vijay Narayan
Saturday 03/07/2021
[image: File]

Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says 315,898 adults in Fiji have received their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine and 51,408 people have received their second doses.

Doctor Fong says this means that 54% of the target population has received at least one dose and 8.8 % are now fully vaccinated nationwide.

Doctor Fong also says they need all Fijians to know the severe symptoms of COVID-19, which include difficulty breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, severe headache for a few days, new confusion, inability to wake up or stay awake; and pale, gray, or blue-coloured skin, lips or nail beds.

If you or a loved one have any of these symptoms please go immediately to your nearest medical facility.

Please do not hide your symptoms and do not focus on home remedies.

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