20 COVID deaths recorded in the West

August 17, 2021 7:30 am

The Lautoka Hospital

The Ministry of Health has recorded 23 new COVID-19 deaths, with 350 new cases yesterday.

These deaths are for the period of August 11th-15th.

20 deaths were reported from the West and three were reported from the Central Division.

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A 66-year-old woman from Suva who was not fully vaccinated died at home on Sunday.

A 52-year-old woman from Sigatoka was declared dead on arrival by the attending medical officer at the Sigatoka Sub-Divisional Hospital.

An 81-year-old man from Ba died at the Ba Mission Hospital after presenting in severe respiratory distress.

A 73-year-old man and a 62-year-old both from Lautoka died after presenting to the Lautoka Hospital in severe respiratory distress.

An 85-year-old woman from Ba died after being transferred to the LautokaHospital from the Ba Mission Hospital.

The seventh COVID-19 death to report is of a 77-year-old woman from Lautoka.

She was declared dead on arrival by the attending medical officer at the Lautoka Hospital Emergency Department.

A 63-year-old woman and a 78-year-old man, both from Lautoka also died the Lautoka Hospital.

The tenth death is of a 56-year-old woman from Ba.

A 75-year-old man from Tavua died 16 days after admission at the Tavua Hospital while an 86-year-old man also from Tavua was declared dead on arrival at the hospital.

A 77-year-old from Nadi was declared dead on arrival at the hospital.

An 82-year-old man and a 79-year-old man both from Sigatoka died five days after admission.

Another 81-year-old and a 62-year-old both from Sigatoka were declared dead on arrival by the attending medical officers.

A 46-year-old woman from Sigatoka also died from COVID-19.

A 43-year-old man from Nadi who presented to the Nadi Hospital in severe respiratory distress died on the same day.

A 70-year-old woman from Tacirua died at home from COVID-19.

A 56-year-old man from Tailevu also died at home.

A 65-year-old man from Ba died at home from COVID-19 while a 74-year-old man from Nadi also died at home.

None of these deceased were fully vaccinated.

Of the 350 new cases of COVID-19 for the 24-hour period that ended at 8am today, 242 cases are from the West and 108 cases are from the Central Division.

There have been 1,650 new recoveries reported since the last update, which means that there are now 22,494 active cases.

15,692 active cases are in the Central Division, 6,801 active cases in the West and one active case in the Northern Division.

Doctor Fong says they are currently reviewing and reconciling their active case database with recoveries and as a result they expect the recovery numbers to increase in the coming weeks.

There have been 40,517 cases during the outbreak that started in April 2021.

Fiji has recorded a total of 40,587 cases in Fiji since the first case was reported in March 2020, with 17,491 recoveries.

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