COVID-19: Three new cases reported; two patients recover

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After 1616 tests in the last 24 hours, Fiji’s Ministry of Health and Medical Services has reported three new cases of COVID-19 infections.

Ministry permanent secretary Dr James Fong announced this in the daily COVID-19 briefing held this evening.

He said the new cases are all linked to case number 136, the gentleman from Saru, Lautoka who presented with COVID-like symptoms to the Natabua Health centre and tested positive on Friday.

“One of the new cases is his wife, another is his daughter, and the third was a primary contact of his wife,” Dr Fong said.

“All three have been in isolation since yesterday,” he said.

“The contact tracers are locating and quarantining their close contacts. All other known primary contacts relating to the three have tested negative.”

Meanwhile Ministry of Health head of health protection Dr Aalisha Sahukhan confirmed this evening that two patients have recovered.

Fiji now has 38 active COVID-19 cases in isolation facilities, seven are border quarantine cases, 26 locally transmitted cases and five are currently being investigated to determine source of transmission.

 

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