Active COVID19 cases increase to 99 after 3 more reported this evening

Fiji’s Ministry of Health confirmed another three cases of COVID-19 this evening, among them one in Nadawa and another in 7 miles, Nasinu.

The Nadawa and 7 miles case are primary contacts of case 211 from Tacirua and the third reported this evening is linked to the Samabula cluster.

In addition to the five cases reported earlier this evening, the total case numbers recorded today stands at eight.

Also this evening, the ministry confirmed as positive one of the 7000 samples that was sent for processing in Australia. This sample was initially reported as inconclusive during the afternoon update today. The sample, the ministry says belonged to a woman who was identified as a contact of one of the earlier cases, and who also tested positive later.

“We can also confirm that this positive sample, from Natabua Health Centre in Lautoka, is from an already known COVID-19 case that was identified as a contact of another case and had tested positive for later samples already tested in Fiji. She was isolated, treated and then released after recovering.”

One patient has recovered, which means there are now 99 active cases in isolation. Fiji has had 238 cases in total, with 135 recoveries and four deaths, since the first case was reported on 19 March 2020.

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