COVID-19: Fiji reports 632 new cases 2 deaths

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Fiji has reported 632 new cases of COVID-19 for the 24-hour period that ended at 8am today, and 2 deaths recorded yesterday.

Ministry of Health and Medical Services permanent secretary Dr James Fong said 62 cases were from the Western Division and 570 cases from the Central Division.

He said the first COVID-19 death was a 35-year-old man from Newtown who died at home (31/07/2021), and had not vaccinated.

He added the second COVID-19 death was a 55-year-old man from Ba.

“He presented to a medical facility in severe respiratory distress. A medical team retrieved him for the medical facility and brought him to the Lautoka Hospital. His condition worsened in the hospital and he died 4 days after admission. His family reported that he had generalized body pain, a cough and shortness of breath four days prior to his presentation. He received the first dose of the vaccine in mid-July. He did not receive the second dose of the vaccine. This means that he was not fully vaccinated,” Dr Fong said.

He said there had been 237 new recoveries reported since the last update, which means that there are now 22,100 active cases; 18,906 active cases are in the Central Division and 3194 in the West.

There have been 30,343 cases during the outbreak that started in April 2021; and a total of 30,413 cases in Fiji since the first case was reported in March 2020, with 7942 recoveries.

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