You should go to a screening clinic if you are over 50, suffering from any disease and develop COVID-19 symptoms - Dr. Khan

You should go to a screening clinic if you are over 50, suffering from any disease and develop COVID-19 symptoms - Dr. Khan

By Dhanjay Deo
Friday 30/07/2021
Head of Health Protection, Dr. Aalisha Sahukhan

If you are over the age of 50 and have diseases like diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, asthma or are pregnant or obese and develop symptoms of COVID-19, then you should come to a screening clinic to get tested to receive appropriate care path.

The Head of Health Protection, Dr. Aalisha Sahukhan says because they have targeted their testing in Suva and Nausori to the high risk group, their response teams are now better able to monitor people who are more likely to develop severe disease.

6 people have died from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours ending at 8am today.

The first death is an 11 month old infant from Delaivalelevu who arrived at the CWM Hospital in severe respiratory distress.

The second death is a 80 year old woman from from Lami who died at home and was not vaccinated.

The third death is 61 year old man from Suva who died at home and was not vaccinated.

The fourth death is a 53 year old man from Lami who died at home and was not vaccinated.

The fifth death is a 78 year old woman from Sawani Village who died at home and was not vaccinated.

The sixth death is 60 year old man from Wainibuku who died at the CWM Hospital. He was not vaccinated.

There have been four more deaths of COVID-19 positive patients but their deaths have been classified as non COVID-19 deaths.

There have been now 233 deaths due to COVID-19 in Fiji.

There have been 244 new recoveries which means there are now 21,109 active cases in Fiji.

All these cases are in Viti Levu as patients in the Northern and the Eastern Divisions have fully recovered.

The 7 day day average of COVID-19 deaths has increased to 9 deaths per day.

There are currently 313 COVID-19 patients admitted in various hospitals. 53 are considered to be in severe condition and 11 patients are in critical condition.

Dr. Sahukhan says community transmission in Suva and Nausori is very high while there is now evidence of community transmission in the Western Division.


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