COVID-19 Fiji: 13 in Kadavu among 250 new coronavirus infections

Fiji’s Ministry of Health announced one COVID-19 death and 250 new cases, with 186 from the western division, 51 from the central and 13 from Kadavu.

The new cases on Kadavu take to 270 total active cases on the island who remain in isolation.

There have been 1,102 new recoveries to report since the last update, which means that there are now 16,267 active cases.5130 active cases are in the central division, 10,862 active cases in the western division, five active cases in the northern division (Nabouwalu and Macuata), and 270 in the eastern division (all in Kadavu).

There have been 47,186 cases during the outbreak that started in April 2021. We have recorded a total of 47,256 cases in Fiji since the first case was reported in March 2020, with 30,169 recoveries.


The ministry also confirmed one new COVID-19 death, involving a 71-year-old woman from Nausori, who presented to the CWM hospital in severe respiratory distress.  She died on 1 September, one day after admission. She was not vaccinated.

There have been four more deaths of COVID-19 positive patients. However, these deaths have been classified as non-COVID deaths by their doctors.

There have now been 505 deaths due to COVID-19 in Fiji, with 503 of these deaths during the outbreak that started in April this year. Fiji has also had 315 COVID-19 positive patients who died from the serious medical conditions that they had before they contracted COVID-19.


As of 1 September 2021: There are currently 241 COVID-19 patients admitted to the hospital. Of these, 106 are admitted at the Lautoka Hospital, 18 patients are admitted at the FEMAT field hospital, and 117 are admitted at CWM hospital, St Giles, and Makoi. Fifteen (15) patients are considered to be in severe condition, and 14 are in critical condition.

Screening Update

A total of 5,308 individuals were screened and 661 swabbed at our stationary screening clinics in the last 24 hours, bringing the cumulative total to 518,681 individuals screened and 89,437 swabbed to date. On 1 September, the mobile screening teams screened a total of 1564 individuals and swabbed 163. This brings our cumulative total to 814,103 individuals screened and 72,158 swabbed by our mobile teams.

Testing Update

A total of 335,056 samples have been tested since this outbreak started in April 2021, with 377,917 tested since testing began in March 2020. 1645 tests have been reported for September 1st. Lab testing data for one lab is still being received. Lab testing data is expected to increase. The 7-day daily test average is 1387 tests per day or 1.6 tests per 1,000 population. Weekly testing is at 10.7 tests per 1000 population, which remains above the WHO recommended level of 4 per 1000 population per week. The national 7-day average daily test positivity is 22.4%, which is on a downward trend but still indicating a high level of community transmission.

Vaccination Update 

As of 1 September, 560,940 adults in Fiji have received their first dose of the vaccine and 278,131 have received their second doses. This means that 96% of the target population have received at least one dose and 48.4% are now fully vaccinated nationwide.

Epidemic Outlook

The 7-day average of new cases per day is 298 cases per day or 337 cases per million population per day.

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