Fiji has recorded 396 new cases of COVID-19 for the 24 hour period that ended at 8 am yesterday with 6 new COVID-19 cases confirmed on Malolo Island.
All these individuals have been isolated. There are now 29 active cases on Malolo Island.
Of the 396 cases reported yesterday 303 cases are from the Western Division and 93 cases are from the Central Division.
There were no new COVID-19 deaths to report yesterday.
There have now been 479 deaths due to COVID-19 in Fiji, with 477 of these deaths during the outbreak that started in April this year.
There have been 226 new recoveries reported since the last update, which means that there are now 19,300 active cases. 9,041 active cases are in the Central Division, 10,090 active cases in the Western Division, 5 active cases in Nabouwalu and Macuata, and 164 active cases in Kadavu.
The Ministry of Health says it is currently reviewing and reconciling the active case database with recoveries and as a result, expects the recovery numbers to increase in the coming weeks.
There are currently 236 COVID-19 patients admitted in hospital. 24 patients are considered to be in severe condition, and 9 are in critical condition.
As of the 28th of August, 558,894 adults in Fiji have received their first dose of the vaccine and 266,598 have received their second doses. This means that 95.3% of the target population have received at least one dose and 45.4% are now fully vaccinated nationwide.
The Ministry says they are currently doing a mop-up exercise of their first dose campaign, which will allow them to specifically target communities with low coverage, and subsequently also correct and update the total eligible population for the current vaccination program.
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