721 die of COVID-19

People register for vaccination at Samabula Primary School. Picture: SOPHIE RALULU/FILE

Seven COVID-19 deaths were recorded for the seven days to Tuesday January 11, bringing the virus death toll to 721, says Health Ministry permanent secretary Dr James Fong.

He said this in a COVID-19 update issued on Wednesday, where he also announced 2165 new cases.

“In the past seven days until January 11, 1124 new cases were recorded in the Central Division, 841 new cases in the Western Division, 12 new cases in the Eastern Division, and 188 new cases in the Northern Division,” he said.

Dr Fong said six of the new deaths reported had pre-existing medical conditions.

He said the seventh COVID-19 death was a fully vaccinated 53-year-old female from the Central Division who died at home on January 10.

Dr Fong said five people were fully vaccinated, one was partially vaccinated and one was not vaccinated.

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