COVID-19 in FIji: Three new deaths and 657 new cases

Fiji reported 657 new coronavirus infections today and three new deaths involving victims aged between 71 and 86 years all of whom were unvaccinated and died at home.

Of the 657 new cases, 68% were detected in the central division and 32% in the West. With 586 patients recovering overnight, total active cases stand at 24,138 of which nearly 79% reside in the central division and the rest in the West.

There have been 36,909 cases during the outbreak that started in April 2021, and a total of 36,979 cases in Fiji since the first case was reported in March 2020.


  • 86 year old woman, Newtown
    • Died at home on 6 August.
    • She was not vaccinated. 
  • 73 year old woman, Kinoya
    • Died at home on 6 August
    • She was not vaccinated. 
  • 71 year old man, Cunningham
    • Died at home on 7 August.
    • He was not vaccinated. 

With today’s newly reported deaths, there have now been 299 deaths due to COVID-19 in Fiji, with 297 of these deaths during the outbreak that started in April this year. The 7 day rolling average of COVID-19 deaths per day is 6.  Another 158 COVID-19 positive patients died, but their deaths were attributed to serious medical conditions that they had before they contracted COVID-19.

In the central division: There are currently 240 COVID-19 patients admitted to the hospital. 69 patients are admitted at the FEMAT field hospital, and 171 admitted at CWM hospital, St Giles, and Makoi. 50 patients are considered to be in severe condition, and 5 are in critical condition. Today’s hospitalisation data update is pending from the western division.

Screening Update
A total of 3086 individuals were screened and 338 swabbed at the stationary screening clinics in the last 24 hours, bringing the cumulative total to 425,068 individuals screened and 75,513 swabbed to date. As of 7 August, mobile screening teams screened a total of 1,500 individuals and swabbed 309. This brings the cumulative total to 782,343 individuals screened and 69,051 swabbed by our mobile teams. 

Testing update
A total of 294,860 samples have been tested since this outbreak started in April 2021, with 337,721 tested since testing began in March 2020. 1981 tests have been reported for August 6th. Testing number data is pending from one laboratory. Based on available data the national 7-day daily test average is 3010 tests per day or 3.4 tests per 1,000 population. The national 7-day average daily test positivity is 31.3 %.  

Epidemic Outlook
The 7-day average of new cases per day is 938 cases per day or 1060 cases per million population per day.

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