Fiji records one new case, linked to Vunimono/Nadali cluster

Fiji’s Ministry of Health and Medical Services today announced one new case of COVID-19, linked to the Vunimono/Nadali cluster.

The new case is a household contact of the six Vunimono/Nadali cases that were announced yesterday.

Contact tracing investigations are ongoing for this individual, the ministry said.

Another patient has recovered, which means there are now 57 active cases in isolation facilities of which two are border quarantine cases.

Fiji has had 190 cases in total, with 129 recoveries and our deaths, since the first case was reported on 19 March 2020.

A total of 80,946 COVID-19 laboratory tests have been conducted since testing started in early 2020. Due to the recent temporary shutdown of Fiji CDC, testing numbers have dropped, with the daily average of testing over the last 7 days at 1317 tests per day, compared to over 1700 per day before the shutdown. With the resumption of testing at Fiji CDC, and the delivery of new GeneXpert machines to the divisional labs, a total of 2622 samples were tested yesterday. The 7-day average daily test positivity is at 0.8%, with test positivity at 0.04% in the last day. An average of 1.5 tests per 1000 population was conducted daily over the last 7 days, with 3 tests per 1000 population in the last day.

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