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116 new cases with one more death

June 16, 2021 4:17 am
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There are 116 new cases of COVID-19 as of last night with one death at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital.

The new cases represent a new daily record having broken the previous high of 105 cases three days ago.

There have now been a total of 1,252 cases under the outbreak that started in April 2021.

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The deceased was a 73-year-old patient who tested positive 12 days ago.

Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says this has been classified as a COVID-19 death.

The deceased had been admitted for almost a month for a severe non COVID related illness.

This is the third death due to COVID-19 in the second wave and fifth death overall.

Of the 116 new cases, 93 are connected to existing clusters.

These include 24 from the Nasinu Police Barracks, 14 from CWM, 10 from Vunimono in Nausori, 10 from Reservoir Road in Suva, eight from Tramline in Nawaka , Nadi, five from Sakoca, Nausori, seven from Caubati in Nasinu, three from Waila, Nausori, three from the Navy cluster, two from Nawajikuma in Nawaka Nadi, two from Grantham Road in Suva and one each from Muanikoso, Navosai and Nakasi.

13 of these cases are under investigation to determine whether they have links to other cases while three have been identified as primary contacts of earlier cases and response teams are determining the cluster link.

Dr Fong confirms 32 people have recovered, which means there are now 943 active cases in isolation.

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%.


[Source: Ministry of Health]

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