COVID-19: Positive cases total 51 today; 2 investigated to determine links

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Fifty-one new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Fiji tonight, with two new cases in the Lami-Nausori Containment Zone being investigated to establish its links to other cases.

Ministry of Health permanent secretary Dr James Fong said of the 51 cases, 48 of the new cases are linked to the following existing clusters:

  • CWMH – 6
  • Nawaka, Nadi – 35
  • Vunimono – 2
  • IMT – 4
  • Waila – 1.

One of the new cases, he says is noted to be a primary contact of another case, and the connection to a cluster is being determined by the contact tracing teams.

Dr Fong says two new cases are from Raiwai in Suva, and Nakasi in Nausori; both cases are under investigation to determine whether they have links to other cases.

The PS also announced the death of an individual who was admitted in the CWM Hospital’s Acute Medical Ward, and then tested positive for COVID-19.

He said the patient’s doctors had determined that he died because of complications of the serious medical condition that led him to his admission in hospital.

“The ministry expresses our condolences to his family,” Dr Fong said.

Last night, the ministry recorded 39 new cases of COVID-19, and said the present outbreak remained primarily centered within the Lami-Suva-Nausori Containment Zone.

Some quick facts provided this evening:

  • 51 new cases
  • 2 being investigated to determine any links to other cases
  • 1 investigated to determine a connection to an existing cluster
  • 22 patients have recovered
  • 684 active cases in isolation
  • 900 cases recorded during the current outbreak that started in April 2021
  • 970 cases recorded in Fiji since the first case was reported in March 2020
  • 278 recoveries and 4 deaths due to COVID-19 since then
  • 4 COVID-19 positive patients have died from pre-existing non-COVID-19 related illnesses.

Source: Dr James Fong, Ministry of Health COVID-19 Update (June 11, 2021)

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