622 cases a day on average

Members of the public flock to the Nausori Special School for swabbing on Sunday. Picture: ELIKI NUKUTABU

The average cases of COVID-19 recorded per day within a period of seven days was 622.

This, according to Ministry of Health permanent secretary Dr James Fong.

He said the cases had increased daily with a number of people dying from the virus.

As of July 10, he said Fiji recorded 353,303 adults receiving their first dose of the vaccine and 66,635 had received their second doses.

He said this meant that 60.2 per cent of the target population had received at least one dose and 11.4 per cent were now fully vaccinated nationwide.

Dr Fong said with increasing daily cases, hospitalisations, and deaths, Fijians needed to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

“Getting fully vaccinated with two doses of the vaccine will decrease your risk of getting infected with the virus.

“We know from data from the United Kingdom that the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine reduces the risk of hospitalisation from the Delta variant by 92 per cent.”

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