COVID-19 Fiji: 42 deaths to date; over 6000 active cases in isolation

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There are now 42 deaths in Fiji due to COVID-19.

Ministry of Health and Medical Services permanent secretary Dr James Fong Health reported this after he announced 791 new cases and three deaths in the last 24-hour period ending at 8am today.

Dr Fong said 40 of these deaths were recorded during the outbreak that started in April this year.

“We also have recorded 19 COVID-19 positive patients who died from the serious medical conditions that they had before they contracted COVID-19,” Dr Fong said.

He said there have been three more deaths of COVID-19 positive patients.

“However, these deaths have been classified as non-COVID deaths by their doctors.

“Doctors have determined that their deaths were caused by serious pre-existing medical conditions,” Dr Fong said.

At a glance as at July 7, 2021:

  • 37 new recoveries reported since the last update
  • 6,524 active cases in isolation
  • 7,870 cases during the outbreak that started in April 2021
  • 7,940 cases in Fiji since the first case was reported in March 2020, with 1,355 recoveries.

Source: Ministry of Health PS Dr James Fong, COVID-19 Update (July 7/2021)

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