Fiji records 20 new virus cases, one death

Ministry of Health's permanent secretary Dr James Fong. Picture: FILE

The Ministry of Health has recorded 20 new cases of COVID-19 and one new COVID-19 death as of Friday, says Health Ministry permanent secretary Dr James Fong.

In a statement, Dr Fong said eight cases were recorded on Thursday, November 25 and 12 on Friday, November 26 and that an 87-year-old unvaccinated woman died at her home on August 18 but was reported on Friday because of a delay in the issuance of the death certificate.

He said the adult vaccination rate continued to rise slowly but the vaccination rate of children aged 15 to 17 years was progressing reassuringly.

He also said while disease indicators are indicating a healthy trend it was unfortunate for the ministry to note that COVID safe measures in public indoor spaces, in public transportation over land and sea, and organised outdoor gatherings were now being increasingly flouted and ignored.

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