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1 COVID Death In Kadavu, Response Team On Island To Investigate

Investigations are continuing, and further announcements will be made on the future measures that will be put in place to contain spread on the island.
19 Aug 2021 17:41
1 COVID Death In Kadavu, Response Team On Island To Investigate

 

A 63-year-old woman who was declared dead on arrival by the attending medical officer at the Vunisea Hospital in Kadavu on Tuesday died at home or on the way to hospital.

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services has announced that the COVID-19 case is from Rakiraki Village in Yale, Kadavu,

Her family reported that she had been experiencing cough, fever, and shortness of breath.

She was swabbed as per protocol and tested positive for COVID-19. She was not vaccinated.

The death is currently classified as under investigation while awaiting information and issuance of a death certificate by the medical team.

The Ministry said: “Early investigations have indicated that this person had contact with individuals who travelled unauthorized between Suva and Kadavu. A response team is currently onsite investigating the case and conducting public health investigations with testing and quarantine of contacts.

To help with our Public Health Containment measures we are suspending shipping services to Kadavu for a week starting today (19th of August to the 26th of August 2021).

Investigations are continuing, and further announcements will be made on the future measures that will be put in place to contain spread on the island.

The Ministry of Health and Medical services reiterates its call for maritime islanders to not engage in unauthorized travel to and from Viti Levu. All our current protocols to regulate domestic movements must be adhered to. Furthermore, we repeat our call to all village leaders and elders to support our current efforts to protect our maritime islands and to report immediately any unauthorized or suspicious movements into your community.

 



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