COVID-19: 116 New Cases, 13 Under Investigation

13 cases are under investigation to determine whether they have links to other cases.
15 Jun 2021 22:50
COVID-19: 116 New Cases, 13 Under Investigation
Fiji has recorded 116 new cases of COVID-19 – the highest in a single day.
On Sunday, 105 new cases were recorded.
Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services Dr James Fong said that 93 of the new cases are linked to the following existing clusters:
Caubati: 7
Nasinu Police Barracks: 24
Navy: 3
CWMH: 14
Waila: 3
Sakoca: 5
Nawajikuma, Nawaka, Nadi: 2
Tramline, Nawaka, Nadi: 8
Muanikoso: 1
Reservoir Rd: 10
Navosai: 1
Nakasi: 1
Tacirua: 2
Grantham Rd: 2
Vunimono: 10
Dr Fong said 3 cases have been identified as primary contacts of earlier cases, and the respective response teams are determining the cluster link.
13 cases, from the following areas, are under investigation to determine whether they have links to other cases:
Mead Road (2)
Nasese (1)
Princess Rd (1)
Vatuwaqa (1)
Veisari, Lami (1)
Tovata in Makoi (1)
Wailoku (1)
Koronivia (2)
Vanuadina Village, Nausori (1)
Naduru, Nausori (1)
Nausori Town (1).
Investigations are also ongoing into 3 cases that were swabbed at the Valelevu and Raiwaqa screening clinics, Dr Fong said.
“There are now also 4 cases in the Korovou area in Tailevu. Early investigations have revealed that one is a driver that was recruited into the Korovou COVID-19 response team. The other 3 cases are primary contacts of this driver – a relative and other members of the response team. Investigations are ongoing into how these cases contracted the virus, and the sub-divisional medical team are working to contain this new cluster.”
Epidemic Outlook
Based on the number of daily cases Dr Fong said the outbreak is escalating in the Lami – Nausori containment area, with a majority of the cases in the lockdown areas/clusters.
“The 7 day rolling average of daily cases is now at 68 cases per day. And we have hit another daily record of cases today. This was not unexpected, and daily case numbers are expected to increase further.”
However, the detection of a new cluster in the Korovou area, outside the containment zones, is a cause for concern, Dr Fong said.
“While we continue to respond to new cases and monitor the outbreak closely, our mitigation measures to cater for severe illness are presently able to cater for our current caseload. With the rising case numbers, the risk of an increase in severe cases is high but there are contingency measures in place to respond accordingly.”


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