The new COVID-19 cases continue to rise according to the Ministry of Health’s official COVID-19 Dashboard as 180 cases have been added to the list.
Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong confirms there have been three deaths at the CWM Hospital.
He says the first is a 68-year-old admitted to the hospital for a pre-existing non-COVID medical condition.
Doctor Fong adds he tested positive during his admission and his doctors have confirmed his death as a COVID-19 death.
He says the second is a 57-year-old who was also admitted to the hospital for a pre-existing non-COVID medical condition. He also tested positive during his admission, and his doctors are investigating to determine if his death was caused by COVID-19.
Doctor Fong has revealed the third death is a 66-year-old who was declared dead on arrival to the emergency department at CWM Hospital, according to protocol she was swabbed and also tested positive to COVID-19.
Her doctors are conducting investigations to determine if her death was caused by COVID-19.
The death of the 42-year-old male at CWM Hospital announced on Monday has now been classified as a COVID-19 death.
There have now been 9 deaths due to COVID-19, with 7 of these deaths during the outbreak that started in April this year.
2 deaths are under investigation to determine if they were caused by COVID-19 and 8 COVID-19 positive patients have died from pre-existing non-COVID-19 related illnesses.
According to the official dashboard, the total number of cases since the outbreak started in April this year is 2,200.
There are 1,631 active cases while there have been 86 recoveries.
A number of areas in the Suva/Nausori containment zone now have active cases of COVID-19.
According to the dashboard, the active cases are in Suva City, Toorak, Muanikau, Flagstaff, Laucala Bay, Wailea, Raiwasa, Samabula, Nabua, Namadi Heights, Tamavua, Colo-i-Suva, Kinoya, Nadera, Wainivula, Valelevu, Narere, Muanikoso, Makoi, Nasole, Nakasi, Adi Davila Road, Davuilevu, Koronivia, Waila, Sawani, Nausori, Wainibokasi, Kuku/Raralevu, Vunimono, Vuci Road, Namara, Naqali, Wailoku, Lami, Suvavou and Navesi.
In Nadi, there are cases in Nawajikuma and Tramline in Nawaka, Uciwai, Martintar, Legalega and Narewa.
There are also active cases in Drasa Vitogo, Lautoka.
The total cases since March last year is 2,270.
Doctor Fong had confirmed that the active cases in Fiji can now be viewed online using the interactive GIS Dashboard.
The dashboard gives members of the public an interactive map that provides information on active cases and their locations.
As long as users have an internet connection, they can navigate on the map to view the case spread at various locations across the country.
It is anticipated that this dashboard will provide members of the public situational awareness of where the active cases are, and follow the relevant safety guidelines put in place by the Ministry to protect themselves and their families.
Please follow all the COVID safety guidelines – wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds and sanitize, wear a mask, practice 2 metres physical distancing and avoid unnecessary movements.
The Ministry of Health also advises people to get vaccinated when the vaccination teams come to your area.
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