COVID-19: Fiji’s seven-day average of new cases recorded at 877 cases a day

The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

Fiji’s Ministry of Health says the country’s seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases is 877 cases a day.

Ministry permanent secretary Dr James Fong noted this in his COVID-19 update statement last night as he provided the outlook of the epidemic, saying the daily number of cases remain high.

He said the daily test positivity also remained high.

This, he said indicated ongoing widespread community transmission in the Suva-Nausori containment zone.

“Cases are also increasing in the Western Division,” Dr Fong said.

The Northern and Eastern divisions have no active cases at present, he said.

Meanwhile, the ministry’s vaccine rollout was on track to achieving greater than 80 per cent of its target age-eligible population.

As of July 28, a total of 465,110 adults in Fiji have received their first dose of the vaccine, and 120,451 have received their second.

“This means that 79.3 per cent of the target population have received at least one dose and 20.5 per cent are now fully vaccinated nationwide,” Dr Fong said last night.

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