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Fiji Records 5th COVID-19 Death

This is the 3rd death due to COVID-19 during this current outbreak and the 5th COVID-19 death overall for Fiji.
15 Jun 2021 23:21
Fiji Records 5th COVID-19 Death
The death of a 73-year-old patient at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital has been classified as a COVID-19 death.
Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services, Dr James Fong said the patient had been admitted at the hospital for almost a month for a severe non-COVID related illness and tested positive 11 days ago.
“Whilst his prognosis was poor, this death has been classified as a COVID-19 death by the doctors treating him. We extend our sincere condolences to the loved ones of the deceased.”
This is the 3rd death due to COVID-19 during this current outbreak and the 5th COVID-19 death overall for Fiji.
Out of the 116 new cases announced today, 32 COVID-19 cases have recovered.  This means there are now 943 active cases in isolation.
There have been 1252 cases during this outbreak that started in April 2021.
“We have recorded a total of 1322 cases in Fiji since the first case was reported in March 2020. There have been 367 recoveries and 5 deaths due to COVID-19. A total of 7 COVID-19 positive patients have died from pre-existing non-COVID-19 related illnesses,” Dr Fong said.
Testing update
A total of 114,386 samples have been tested since this outbreak started in April 2021, with 157,247 tested since testing began in early 2020.
3875 tests have been reported for June 14th, a new daily record of testing.
This number is expected to increase as test number data has not yet been received from the laboratory at Nadi hospital. The national 7-day daily test average is 3503 tests per day or 4 tests per 1000 population. The national 7-day average daily test positivity is 2%.
Vaccination
In the last 24 hours, a total of 4,355 first doses and 730 second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered nationally. This brings the total number of vaccinations conducted to date to 242,721 first doses and 6,224 second doses into the arms of Fijians.
Nationally, 41% of the target population of people aged 18 and over have received the first dose of the vaccine. 42% have received the first dose in the Central Division, 56% in the Western Division, 12% in the Eastern Division, and 12% in the Northern Division.


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