There are now 257 active cases of COVID-19 in Kadavu
The Health Ministry has recorded 25 new COVID-19 infections in Kadavu, bringing the total number of active cases to 257 on the island.
Eight more people have succumbed to the virus from August 27th to the 1st of this month, out of which seven are from the Western Division and one death was recorded in the Central Division.
Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong, says the first COVID-19 death is of an 87-year-old man from Suva.
A 56-year-old man from Tavua also died.
The third death is of a 71-year-old woman from Lautoka who died 11 days after admission while a 67-year-old man from Tavua died.
A 76-year-old woman and a 65-year-old man both from Nadi died at their homes.
The seventh COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old man from Ba who died at home two days ago.
The eighth COVID-19 death is a 46-year-old woman from Sigatoka.
Doctor Fong says these individuals were not fully vaccinated.
There have now been 504 deaths due to COVID-19 in Fiji, with 502 of these deaths during the outbreak that started in April.
The Ministry recorded 290 new infections in the last 24 hour period that ended at 8 am yesterday.
Doctor Fong adds 128 cases are from the Western Division, 137 from the Central Division and 25 cases are from the East.