COVID-19 Fiji: 54 cases reported in 24-hour period; new cases on maritime islands

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Fiji’s Ministry of Health and Medical Services has reported 54 new cases of COVID-19 for the 24-hoour period that ended at 8am today.

Ministry permanent secretary Dr James Fong said since the last update, they had also recorded 99 new recoveries, which meant there were now 13,022 active cases.

He said no new COVID deaths were recorded.

Meanwhile, Dr Fong said one new case was recorded on Kadavu Island in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of cases to 556.

He said of those, 536 cases had recovered and the remaining 18 active cases are under daily monitoring by the health team.

“Seven patients are currently admitted at Vunisea hospital, of which three are COVID positive and currently in stable condition, and four are negative for COVID-19 Dr Fong said.

Dr Fong said six new cases were recorded on Beqa Island in the last 24 hours.

He said of the new total of 248 cases on the island, 44 cases had recovered and 203 were active cases under home isolation and daily monitoring from the health team.

“The positive cases are distributed in the villages of Dakuibeqa, Dakuni, Soliyaga, Naceva, Nawaisomo, Lalati, Raviravi, and two new cases on Yanuca Island.

“Risk assessment for the active cases revealed that 51 cases are of the high-risk category, and 78 cases are in the moderate category.

“Vaccination for the villagers will commence once the 14 days lockdown for the island is completed.”

No new cases have been reported in Malolo Island, Naviti Island, Waya Island, and the Nacula Medical Area in the last 24 hours.

No new cases were also recorded on Ovalau Island in the last 24 hours.

Movement restrictions remain.

There have been 50,685 cases during the outbreak that started in April 2021.

Fiji has recorded a total of 50,755 cases since the first case was reported in March 2020, with 36,707 recoveries.

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