Majority recorded in Lami-Nausori zone as Fiji reports new COVID19 highest

Fiji recorded 308 new coronavirus infections, today, and one more death as case numbers escalate, pushing the positivity rate close to 6%.

Of the 308 new cases, 297 was reported in the Lami-Nausori containment zone and 11 at Tramline in Nawaka.

Of the 297 new cases in the Lami-Nausori zone, 218 are from existing areas of interest including 153 from Qauia in Lami. Twelve cases are from new areas of interest that include Goodman Fielder, Gounder Shipping, Nausori Police Barracks, and St. Giles Hospital. The remaining cases are contacts of known cases or cases that were seen in screening clinics and were swabbed.

Source: MOH Dashboard

Permanent Secretary for Health Dr James Fong said the Gounder Shipping crew has been isolated with safeguards implemented to ensure there are no interactions between the crew and others, including people on the ground in Vanua Levu and the outer islands.

“Crew are not permitted to disembark in Vanua Levu nor in the islands and these protocols have been and will continue to be strictly enforced by the Police, my teams, and the Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji. Be assured that we have not yet facilitated the movement of anyone from Viti Levu to the Vanua Levu or the outer islands. We’ll have specific details on these cases in tomorrow’s daily update,” Dr Fong said.

The lone death recorded today was a 63-year-old male who presented to the FEMAT hospital on 22 June. He tested positive and was then referred to CWM Hospital. This death is being investigated by doctors at CWM Hospital to determine if it was caused by COVID-19. In three days, since Monday, Fiji has recorded six COVID19 deaths and one that is currently investigated. The six are among 11-COVID19 related deaths reported in the current outbreak. Eight other positive patients died in the current outbreak, but their deaths have been deemed non-COVID19 related.

“There are currently seven severe cases of COVID-19 admitted at CWM Hospital. Two of the nine patients in severe condition reported yesterday are doing better and are no longer classified as severe. “

There have been 17 recoveries reported in the last 24 hours which means there are now 2173 active cases in isolation. There have been 2778 cases since the outbreak that started in April. In total Fiji has recorded 2848 cases since the first case was reported in March of 2020. Fiji has had a total of 653 recoveries in terms of testing since the outbreak started in April of this year.

A total of 138,443 samples have been tested for COVID19 in the current outbreak, and a cumulative total of 181,294 since 2020.

In total Fiji has recorded 2848 cases since the first case was reported in March of 2020, and had a total of 653 recoveries.

In terms of testing since the outbreak started in April of this year 138,443 samples have been tested for COVID-19. Since testing began in early 2020 a total of 181,294 samples. For 22 June, 2913 samples were tested.

Fiji’s national seven day daily average testing is at 28 096 tests, a day, which equals to 3.3 tests per 1000 population. So still a high level of testing. However, our national seven day average daily test positivity continues to increase, as it has done in the last few weeks, and it is now at 5.7%. Around 45% of adults in Fiji have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 5.6% have received the second dose.

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