COVID-19 Fiji: 13000-plus active cases and two July deaths

Fiji’s active cases stands at more than 13,000 after 52 new cases were reported for the 24 hour period ending at 8am yesterday.

The new cases bring to 50,807 total cases reported in Fiji since March 2020 or 50,737 since the start of the outbreak in April 2021.

There were 17 new recoveries in the same reporting period, taking total recoveries since March 2020 to 36,724.


There were two COVID-19 deaths – a 79-year-old man and a 65-year-old woman – who died at home on 29 July, both of which recorded in the Central Division and were not vaccinated. There have now been 592 deaths from COVID-19 in Fiji, with 590 of these deaths during the outbreak.

Ten COVID-19 positive patients also died during the reporting period, taking total deaths of patients with COVID to 446.


There are currently 88 COVID-19 patients admitted to the hospital. 41 patients are admitted at the Lautoka Hospital and 47 are admitted at CWM hospital, St Giles, and Makoi. 6 patients are considered to be in severe condition, and 4 are in critical condition.

Screening Update

A total of 1036 individuals were screened and 142 swabbed at our stationary screening clinics in the last 24 hours, bringing the cumulative total to 663,503 individuals screened and 100,355 swabbed to date. The mobile screening teams screened a total of 170 individuals and swabbed 74. This brings cumulative total to 847,051 individuals screened and 76,801 swabbed by our mobile teams.

Testing Update

A total of 365,634 samples have been tested since this outbreak started in April 2021, with 408,495 tested since testing began in March 2020. 735 tests have been reported for 26 September. Lab testing data from one lab is still being received. Therefore, lab testing data is expected to increase. The 7-day daily test average is 1,190 tests per day or 1.3 tests per 1,000 population. Weekly testing is at 9.7 tests per 1000 population, which remains above the WHO recommended level of 4 tests per 1000 population per week. The national 7-day average daily test positivity is 8.6%.

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