COVID-19: New cases in Fiji continue to drop


Fiji has recorded 143 new cases of COVID-19 for the 24-hour period that ended at 8am yesterday.

Ministry of Health permanent secretary Dr James Fong said 76 cases were from the Western Division, 59 cases from the Central Division and eight cases from the Eastern Division.

Dr Fong also reported one COVID-19 death from the Western Division –a 36-year-old man from Lautoka.

He said the man presented to the Lautoka Hospital in severe respiratory distress and died one day after admission on August 24. He had already received one dose of the vaccine in early July.

Dr Fong said there had been four more deaths of COVID-19 positive patients but their deaths were classified as non-COVID deaths by their doctors.

“There have been 93 new recoveries to report since the last update, which means that there are now 13,407 active cases; 2238 active cases are in the Central Division; 10,871 active cases in the Western Division; 5 active cases in the Northern Division (Macuata); and 293 active cases in the Eastern Division (all in Kadavu),” he said.

There have been 48,645 cases recorded in the country during the outbreak that started in April this year; and 48,715 cases in total recorded since the first case was reported in March 2020, with 34,411 recoveries.

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