Fiji hits triple-digits in COVID19 cases, setting new daily highest

Fiji records its new daily highest of coronavirus infections today with 105 new cases, and two more deaths at the CWM Hospital, both deemed not COVID-19 related.

Of the cases recorded today, 98 of the new cases are from existing clusters and seven from two new clusters – five in Grantham Road in Suva and two in Tacirua. The new cases in Tacirua make up the third cluster to be recorded in the area.

  • CWMH: 21
  • Nawajikuma, Nawaka, Nadi: 16
  • Tramline, Nawaka, Nadi: 6
  • Kinoya: 1
  • Navosai: 2
  • Waila: 11
  • Navy: 11
  • IMT: 8
  • Muanikoso: 15
  • Nasinu Police Barracks: 7
  • Cases under investigation to determine their links to other cases: Grantham Road (5), Tacirua (2)

Of the two fatalities recorded today, the Ministry of Health said both patients tested positive for COVID-19 during their admission.

“However, their doctors have determined that their causes of death are related to the pre-existing illnesses for which they were admitted and receiving treatment at the hospital. These are not COVID-19 caused deaths,” the Ministry of Health said in a statement. “The ministry extends our condolences to the loved ones of the deceased patients.”

The two deaths, bring to six, the total number of positive individuals who have died in eight days at the CWM Hospital, all of which deemed non-COVID in nature.

Eight more patients reportedly recovered, which means there are now 796 active cases in isolation. There have been 1048 cases during this outbreak that started in April 2021 and a total of 1118 cases in Fiji since the first case was reported in March 2020. Since March, there have been 312 recoveries and four COVID19 deaths.

Fiji’s national 7-day average daily test positivity is 2%.

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