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39 New Cases: More In The Days To Come

Our mitigation strategy announced yesterday is targeted at isolating cases, treating patients who develop severe cases of the disease, and ensuring that vaccines continue to be administered to the public.
11 Jun 2021 12:00
39 New Cases: More In The Days To Come
The Vaccination Drive in Laqere, Nasinu, on June 10, 2021. Photo: Leon Lord

More cases are expected to be announced in the coming days from Lami, outside Suva.

Last night Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services Dr James Fong warned of increasing cases in Lami and in the Nasinu Police barracks.

Dr Fong reported 39 new cases of COVID-19 since Wednesday’s update.

 

32 of the new cases are linked to the following existing clusters:

  • Nawaka, Nadi – 6
  • CWMH – 11
  • Nasinu Police Barracks – 5
  • FICAC Warehouse- 3
  • Navy – 2
  • Waila – 2
  • IMT – 1
  • Naitasiri – 1
  • Caubati – 1

 

The additional seven cases below are under investigation to determine if they have any links to other cases:

  • Lami – 4 cases
  • Toorak – 1 case
  • Nasinu – 1 case
  • Reservoir Road – 1 case

The current outbreak remains primarily centred within the Lami-Suva-Nausori Containment Zone.

Our mitigation strategy announced yesterday is targeted at isolating cases, treating patients who develop severe cases of the disease, and ensuring that vaccines continue to be administered to the public.

In the near-term, the ministry said it was concerned that Lami may see an increasing number of cases.

We also anticipate more cases from the cluster at the Police Barracks in Nasinu. Our stationary and mobile screening teams are tracing and testing known contacts and are isolating positive patients to prevent further spread of the virus.

Seven patients have recovered, which means there are now 656 active cases in isolation. There have been 849 cases during the current outbreak that started in April 2021.

We have recorded a total of 919 cases in Fiji since the first case was reported in March 2020. There have been 256 recoveries, and four deaths due to COVID-19. A total of three COVID-19 positive patients have died from pre-existing non-COVID-19 related illnesses.

 

Vaccine update

To date, 228,030 people in Fiji have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccine administration in Nadi had been temporarily halted due to a case among the administration teams. Relevant personnel have since been cleared and vaccine administration in Nadi has resumed.

 

Testing update

A total of 97,094 samples have been tested since this outbreak started in April 2021, with 139,955 tested since testing began in early 2020. 3711 test results have been reported for June 9.

For June 8, the remaining testing number data has now been received from all laboratories. Therefore, the total number of tests for June 8 is now 3517.

The national seven-day daily test average is 3171 tests per day or 3.6 per 1000 population. The national seven-day average daily test positivity is 1.9 per cent.

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