COVID-19: 166 New Cases, Another COVID-Death Recorded

We sadly report another death today of a 77-year-old man who was bedridden at home for several months.
20 Jun 2021 18:36
COVID-19: 166 New Cases, Another COVID-Death Recorded

We have recorded 166 new cases in the 24-hour period ending at 8:00 am today.

While a majority of the new cases are linked to existing clusters, going forward, we will now report on areas of interest since the number of positive cases has grown.

Community transmission is broad throughout the Central Division.

In this respect we will post on various Government social media platforms, heat maps to delineate case distribution within the Central and Western divisions.

Everyone should be practicing safe measures whenever you leave your home, irrespective of where you live and where you are going.

As expected, we are seeing a few more cases arising in the Lami area.

The current priority is therefore to prevent the export of cases into the other non-containment zones.

As such any request to move outside of the Central Division to other areas of Viti Levu and from Viti Levu to Vanua Levu and the Maritime Zone needs to be strictly regulated.

Pre-departure swab tests and quarantine capability are being expanded and strengthened to reduce the risk of spread within and beyond Viti Levu.

We sadly report another death today of a 77-year-old man who was bedridden at home for several months.

He was diagnosed as COVID-19 positive by the CWM screening team.

While he had pre-existing medical conditions, based on available clinical data the consensus is that this represents a COVID Death.

This brings our total COVID-19 deaths to date in Fiji to 7.

The family has been counselled and further containment measures have been activated.

Screening update
The 56 stationery screening clinics remain operational throughout the country.

A total of 3901 individuals were screened and 561 swabbed at the clinics in the last 24 hours.

The screening clinics have now screened 177,003 individuals and swabbed 22,622 individuals since commencement.

Testing Update
We continue to do tests at high levels and we will update our testing numbers in our next report.

Vaccination Update
Our vaccination teams will resume tomorrow, Monday, 21 June 2021.

Last night, we received 50,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine as part of the Australian Government Support.

With the arrival of more vaccines, we will not only ramp out our rollout on Viti Levu but also recommence in the Northern and Eastern Divisions.


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