Fiji reports seven active COVID-19 cases

Fiji has seven active COVID-19 cases, all detected in border quarantine – three females and four males aged between 12 and 66 years – after four more overseas arrivals tested positive for the virus.

Of the four new cases, two had arrived from India on the same flight on 24 February – a 42-year-old female and a 35-year-old – and the other two, a 12-year-old boy and a 55-year-old female arrived together a day later from Sacramento, USA.

All four have been moved to the isolation ward at the Lautoka Hospital where Fiji’s other three active cases are admitted as well. 

Fiji has now had 63 cases, with seven active cases currently admitted at the Lautoka hospital isolation ward, 54 recoveries and two deaths since the country’s first case on 19 March 2020. The last 45 cases have been international travel-associated cases detected in border quarantine. 

Four new cases particulars:

  1. 42-year-old female from New Delhi, India

Arrived on flight GA 8250 on 24 February

Developed symptoms and in stable condition

2. 35-year-old male from Bangalore, India transiting through New Delhi

Arrived on flight GA8250 on 24 February

Returned a weak positive result, indicating there was little viral material in the sample, which also may not be viable.

3-4. 12-year-old male and a 55-year-old female from Sacramento, United States of America

Arrived on flight NZ952 from Auckland on 25 February

Both returned weak positive test results during routine testing in border quarantine and have no symptoms.

Both currently considered historical cases of COVID-19

The other three active cases:

Announced on 26 February 2021

22-year-old male from Durban, South Africa

Arrived in Nadi on FJ1410 from Auckland. Arrival date not provided

66-year-old female from Sacramento, United States of America.

No flight details and/or arrival date provided

Announced on 24 February 2021

30-year-old male from Manila, Philippines

Transiting through Hong Kong, arriving in Nadi on flight FJ1394 on 18 February.

Considered a historical case, who was likely infected and recovered multiple weeks or months before entering Fiji. 

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