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Nine Year Old Boy Among Latest Covid-19 Deaths

A nine-year-old child from Tailevu was among the four COVID-19 deaths announced by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services Permanent Secretary Dr James Fong last night. All four COVID-19
06 Oct 2021 09:00
Nine Year Old Boy Among Latest Covid-19 Deaths

A nine-year-old child from Tailevu was among the four COVID-19 deaths announced by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services Permanent Secretary Dr James Fong last night.

All four COVID-19 deaths have been reported from the Central Division.

Dr Fong said the 9-year-old boy died at home on October 3.

He said the family of the child reported that he had a history of cough and shortness of breath two weeks prior.

Dr Fong added that he was not in the target population that is eligible to receive the vaccine.

 

The second COVID-19 death to report was a 29-year-old woman from Suva who died at home on September 7.

Dr Fong said the woman received the first dose of the vaccine in early July and did not receive the second dose of the vaccine. This means that she was not fully vaccinated.

 

The third COVID-19 death to report was a 52-year-old woman from Suva who died at home on August 9. She was not vaccinated

 

The fourth COVID-19 death to report was a 67-year-old man from Suva.

“He presented to the CWM hospital on August 4 in severe respiratory distress. Sadly, he died one day after admission (05/08/2021). He was not vaccinated.”



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