250 new infections, one more COVID-19 death

September 3, 2021 6:15 am

One COVID-19 death was recorded involving a 71-year-old unvaccinated woman from Nausori who presented to the CWM hospital in severe respiratory distress.

13 new cases of COVID-19 infections were recorded in Kadavu in the 24 hour period ending at 8 am yesterday.

There are now 270 active cases on the island.

Two cases were also identified in Solevu village, Malolo.

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This includes a 54-year-old man who was airlifted to the Lautoka Hospital on Wednesday afternoon and assessed to have severe COVID.

A 43-year-old woman from Kese Village in Naviti was also diagnosed with the virus.

Investigation suggests that this case is linked to the cases in Somosomo village.

Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says these cases were among the 250 new infections reported yesterday.

186 are from the Western Division and 51 from the Central Division

There is one COVID-19 death to report.

A 71-year-old unvaccinated woman from Nausori died after being presented to the CWM Hospital in severe respiratory distress.

There have been four more deaths of COVID-19 positive patients.

However, these deaths have been classified as non-COVID deaths by their doctors.

The doctors have determined that these deaths were caused by a serious pre-existing medical condition.

There have been 1,102 new recoveries which mean there are now 16,267 active cases.

As of Wednesday, 560,940 or 96 percent of adults in Fiji have received their first dose of the vaccine, and 278,131 or 48.4 percent have received their second doses.


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