COVID-19: 146 new cases, one new death reported today

A soldier at the Qauia border. Picture: ATU RASEA

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services has reported 146 new cases of COVID-19 for the 24-hour-period that ended at 8 am today.

According to the Fijian Government, 69 cases are from the Western Division, 68 cases are from the Central Division and 9 cases are from the Eastern Division.

There have been 217 new recoveries to report since the last update, which means that there are now 12,870 active cases. 1,328 active cases are in the Central Division, 11,226 active cases in the Western Division, 2 active cases in the Northern Division (Macuata), and 314 active cases in the Eastern Division (all in Kadavu).

The ministry reported one COVID-19 death today. This death has been reported from the Central Division.

The COVID-19 death to report today is a 93-year-old man from Suva who died at home on July 16, 2021. He was not vaccinated. This death is being reported today due to the delay in the issuance of the death certificate.

There have been 8 more deaths of COVID-19 positive patients. However, these deaths have been classified as non-COVID deaths by their doctors. The doctors have determined that these deaths were caused by serious pre-existing medical conditions and not COVID-19.

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