COVID-19: Health Ministry reports 47 new cases


Fiji’s Ministry of Health and Medical Services has reported 47 new cases of COVID-19.

In its update released last night, the ministry stated that 27 of those new cases were recorded on August 12, 13 recorded on August 13, four cases recorded the day after and three in the last 24 hours ending 8am yesterday.

Ministry permanent secretary Dr James Fong said of the 47 cases, 16 were recorded in the Central Division, 26 in the Western Division and five cases in the Northern Division.

The Central Division cases constitute 65 per cent of the cumulative total cases nationally, with the Western Division making up 28 per cent, 4 per cent in the Northern Division, and 2 per cent in the Eastern Division.

The national seven-day rolling average of cases as of August 11 is 18 daily cases.

No COVID death was reported.

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