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180 new cases recorded

June 23, 2021 10:42 am
[Source: Fijian Government]

The Ministry of Health has recorded 180 new cases in the 24-hour period ending at 8.00am yesterday and one more patient has died from COVID-19.

He was a 68-year-old admitted to the hospital for a pre-existing non-COVID medical condition.

Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong, says he tested positive during his admission and his doctors have confirmed his death as a COVID-19 death.

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He was among the three patients who died at the CWM Hospital in Suva.

The second is a 57-year-old who was also admitted at the hospital for a pre-existing non-COVID medical condition.

He also tested positive during his admission, and his doctors are investigating to determine if his death was caused by COVID-19.

The third death is a 66-year-old who was declared dead on arrival to the emergency department at CWM Hospital, according to protocol she was swabbed and also tested positive to COVID-19.

Her doctors are conducting an investigation to determine if her death was caused by COVID-19.

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Meanwhile Doctor Fong says the death of the 42-year-old male at CWM Hospital announced on Monday has now been classified as a COVID-19 death.

There are now nine deaths due to COVID-19, with seven of these deaths during the outbreak that started in April this year.

Two deaths are under investigation to determine if they were caused by COVID-19, and eight COVID-19 positive patients have died from pre-existing non-COVID-19 related illnesses.

The Ministry is also investigating the case of two family members from Drasa Vitogo in Lautoka that presented to Punjas Health Centre.

There have been 86 recoveries since the last update, which means that there are now 1631 active cases in isolation.

There have been 2200 cases during the outbreak that started in April.

Fiji has recorded a total of 2, 270 cases since the first case was reported in March 2020, with 618 recoveries.


[Source: Fijian Government]


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