No new deaths were recorded in Fiji for the second consecutive day, but this time, there were also no reports of COVID-19 positive patients dying although there was an increase in the number of new infections, to 396 from 258 with the western division reporting the most number at 303 including six new cases on Malolo Island.
The new cases on Malolo take active case numbers on the island to 29.
With 226 new recoveries during the 24-hour period ending at 8am today there are now 10,090 cases in the western division, 9.041 in the central division (including 93 new infections), five in the northern division and 164 in the eastern division.
There have been 45,957 cases during the outbreak that started in April 2021. We have recorded a total of 46,027 cases in Fiji since the first case was reported in March 2020, with 25,951 recoveries.
There have now been 479 deaths due to COVID-19 in Fiji, with 477 of these deaths during the outbreak that started in April this year. As of 24 August, the national 7 days rolling average of COVID-19 deaths per day is 7. The 7 day rolling average for COVID-19 deaths per day in the Central Division is 2 and in the Western Division is 5.
Two hundred and ninety-seven (297) other COVID-19 positive patients, whose deaths have been attributed to other causes, have also died since the April outbreak.
There are currently 236 COVID-19 patients admitted to the hospital, of which112 are admitted at the Lautoka Hospital, 22 are at the FEMAT field hospital, and 102 are admitted at CWM hospital, St Giles, and Makoi. Of the 236 patients, 24 are considered to be in severe condition, and nine are in critical condition.
The national 7-day average daily test positivity is 22.1%, which is on a downward trend but still indicating a high level of community transmission.