COVID-19 Fiji: Woman who recently gave birth among 18 deaths reported

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Fiji has reported 603 new COVID-19 cases for the 24-hour period that ended at 8am today.

Ministry of Health and Medical Services permanent secretary Dr James Fong said 223 cases were from the Western Division and 380 cases from the Central Division.

Dr Fong also reported 18 new deaths for the period August 4 to August 9 – 12 deaths were  reported in the Western Division and seven deaths were reported from the Central Division.

Below are the details of the deceased persons provided this evening:

  • 83 year old man from Lautoka. He presented to the Lautoka hospital in severe respiratory distress. He died four days after admission to the hospital on 06/08/2021. He was not vaccinated.
  •  79-year-old woman from Sigatoka. She was declared dead on arrival by the attending medical officer at the Sigatoka Sub-Divisional Hospital on 06/08/2021. This means that she died at home or on her way to the hospital. She was not vaccinated.
  • 86 year old man from Sigatoka. He was declared dead on arrival by the attending medical officer at the Sigatoka Sub-Divisional Hospital on 05/08/2021. This means that he died at home or on his way to the hospital. He was not vaccinated.
  • 70 year old man from Nadi. He presented to a medical facility in severe respiratory distress. His condition worsened in the medical facility and he died on the same day (07/08/2021). He was not vaccinated.
  • 75 year old man from Lautoka. He was declared dead on arrival by the attending medical officer at the Lautoka Hospital on 06/08/2021. This means that he died at home or on his way to the hospital. He was not vaccinated.
  • 83 year old woman from Lautoka. She was declared dead on arrival by the attending medical officer at the Lautoka Hospital on 06/08/2021. This means that she died at home or on her way to the hospital. She was not vaccinated.
  • 80 year old man from Lautoka. He was declared dead on arrival by the attending medical officer at the Lautoka Hospital on 06/08/2021. This means that he died at home or on his way to the hospital. He was not vaccinated.
  • 88 year old man from Ba. He presented to the Ba Mission Hospital in respiratory distress. He died two days after admission at the hospital on 07/08/2021. He was not vaccinated.
  • 49 year old man from Nadi.  He was declared dead on arrival by the attending medical officer at the Nadi Hospital on 08/08/2021. This means that he died at home or on his way to the hospital. He was not vaccinated.
  • 37 year old woman from Nadi. She presented to Nadi hospital in severe respiratory distress. She was reported to have had symptoms of cough and shortness of breath for five days, and she had recently given birth. A medical team retrieved her and brought her to the Lautoka Hospital. She died five days after admission to the hospital on 07/08/2021. She was not vaccinated.
  • 48 year old man from Lautoka.  He presented to the Lautoka Hospital in severe respiratory distress. He died two days after admission on 08/08/2021. He was not vaccinated.
  •  60 year old woman from Dawasamu. She presented to a medical facility in severe respiratory distress. She died on the same day at the medical facility(06/08/2021). She was not vaccinated.
  • 63 year old man from Nakasi who died at home on 07/08/2021. He was not vaccinated.
  • 70 year old woman from Nakasi. She presented to the CWM Hospital in severe respiratory distress. She died 5 days after admission on 08/08/2021. She was not vaccinated.
  •  68 year old man from Nasinu who died at home on 09/08/2021. He was not vaccinated.
  •  72 year old woman from Nausori who died at home on 07/08/2021. She was not vaccinated.
  •  88 year old woman from Naitasiri who died at home on 08/08/2021. She was not vaccinated.
  • 81 year old woman from Naitasiri who died at home on 08/08/2021. She was not vaccinated.

At a glance as at August 9, 2021:

  • 293 new recoveries reported since the last update
  • 24,420 active cases
  • 19,088 active cases are in the Central Division and 5,322 in the West
  • 37,512 cases during the outbreak that started in April 2021
  • 37,582 cases in Fiji since the first case was reported in March 2020, with 12,677 recoveries.

Source: Ministry of Health PS Dr James Fong, COVID-19 Update (August 9/2021)

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