COVID-19 Fiji: 950-plus swabbed in last 24 hours

Health Ministry swab teams at Qauia settlement in Lami. Picture: JONA KONATACI/FT FILE

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services a total of 5186 individuals were screened and 957 swabbed at its stationary screening clinics in the last 24 hours.

And that now means a total of 216,660 individuals have been screened and 28,555 swabbed to date.

Ministry permanent secretary Dr James Fong said their mobile screening teams screened a total of 1658 individuals and 353 individuals swabbed in the last 24 hours.

He said that brought the cumulative total to 661,584 individuals screened and 53,587 swabbed by the mobile teams to date.

“A total of 154,009 samples have been tested since this outbreak started in April 2021, with 196,870 tested since testing began in early 2020,” Dr Fong said.

He said the national seven-day daily test average is 3026 tests a day.

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