Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says the 7 day average of new COVID cases per day has increased to 203 cases per day or 230 cases per million population per day.
Doctor Fong says all the evidence is that there is widespread community transmission in the Lami-Suva-Nausori containment zone.
He says the daily testing numbers have remained at a high level, and yet the test positivity continues to increase.
Doctor Fong says there are also clusters in Naitasiri and one cluster in Korovou.
He says cases continue to be reported in Nadi, but so far they are from within the containment zone in the Nawajikuma, Nawakalevu, and Tramline Containment Area.
Two cases from the same family were detected in Lautoka, as announced 3 days ago and now a nurse at the Natabua Quarantine Facility has tested positive.
He says to date, this outbreak appears contained to Viti Levu, with the Northern and Eastern divisions yet to detect a case.
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