Fiji recorded a new daily highest of coronavirus infections yesterday with 431 cases including a case in Ba, its first confirmed case in the current outbreak that is also under investigation.
Of the 431 cases, 41 were recorded in new areas of interest, and 225 from existing areas of interest in the Central Division, of which 53 were recorded at the CWM Hospital in Suva.
Two of the three people who died yesterday were presented to FEMAT Clinic in Suva, both males, one of whom aged 74 years was said to have been experiencing acute respiratory distress and the other, aged 71 was deemed unresponsive. Of the third deceased, the Ministry of Health did not disclose personal details, only saying that it was previously listed as an under-investigation death although previous statements showed no records of any pending under-investigation fatality.
The three deaths bring to 22 the number of people who have died from COVID-19 in the current outbreak, and a total of 24 since 2020. Two other COVID19 patients are believed to have died yesterday as well, bringing to 11 COVID-19 positive patients who died from pre-existing conditions.
A total of 3,896 active cases are in isolation after 36 more people reportedly recovered. There have been 4,779 cases during the outbreak that started in April 2021, and a total of 4,849 cases since Fiji’s first case was reported in March 2020.
As of yesterday, 300,436 adults in Fiji have received their first dose of the vaccine and 48,503 have received their second doses equating to 51% and 8.3% of the target adult population.