Five COVID deaths and 160 new cases reported in Fiji


The Ministry of Health has reported five COVID-19 deaths and 160 new cases in the reporting period that ended at 8am today.

Ministry permanent secretary Dr James Fong said there were 88 cases from the Western Division and 72 cases from the Central Division.

He said there were four new COVID-19 positive cases in Naviti, Yasawa Islands, and all those individuals had been isolated.

Dr Fong said all five deaths were reported from the Central Division for the period July 21 to August 6.

“There have been 440 new recoveries to report since the last update, which means that there are now 14,115 active cases; 3238 active cases are in the Central Division; 10,748 active cases in the Western Division; four active cases in the Northern Division (Macuata); and 125 active cases in the Eastern Division (all in Kadavu),” the PS said tonight.

There have been 48,083 cases recorded during the outbreak that started in April 2021; and a total of 48,153 cases recorded in the country since the first case was reported in March 2020, with 33,168 recoveries.

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