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COVID-19

High death rate continues with 468 new infections

July 23, 2021 9:08 pm
[Source: Ministry of Health and Medical Services]

The Ministry of Health has recorded 468 new infections of COVID-19 in the last 24 hour period that ended at 8am yesterday.

The Ministry also has 11 new COVID-19 deaths to report for the period of 19th July to 21st July.

The first COVID-19 death involves an 82-year-old woman from Samabula, Suva.

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She was not vaccinated.

The second death is of a 56-year-old woman from Vatuwaqa, Suva who died at home.

She was not vaccinated.

The third COVID-19 death to report is a 64-year-old man from Nasinu who also died at home.

He only received the 1st dose of the vaccine in late-May.

The fourth death involves an 85-year -old woman from Cunningham who died also died home.

She was not vaccinated.

The fifth death is of a 51-year-old man from Tacirua who died at home. He was not vaccinated.

The sixth COVID-19 death to report is a 79-year-old woman from Lami who died at home.

She was not vaccinated.

The seventh COVID-19 death to report is a 63-year-old man from Davuilevu who died at home.

He was not vaccinated.

The eighth death reported by MOH is of a 66-yeay-old man from Nausori.

He presented to a medical facility in severe respiratory distress.

A medical team retrieved him from a health facility and brought him to the CWM Hospital.

His condition worsened in the hospital and he died two days later.

He received his 1st dose of the vaccine in early-June and was not fully vaccinated.

The ninth COVID-19 death to report is a 40-year-old man from Kalokolevu Village who died at home.

He was not vaccinated.

The tenth COVID-19 death to report is a 84-year-old man from Caubati who died at home.

He received his 1st dose of the vaccine in mid-April and was not fully vaccinated.

The eleventh COVID-19 death to report is a 63-year-old woman from Toorak who died at home.

She received her 1st dose of the vaccine in early-July, meaning she was not fully vaccinated.

Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says there have been seven more deaths of COVID-19 positive patients.

However, Doctor Fong says their deaths have been classified as non-COVID deaths by their doctors.

Doctors have determined that these deaths were caused by serious pre-existing medical conditions and not COVID-19.

There have now been 172 deaths due to COVID-19 in Fiji, with 170 of these deaths during the outbreak that started in April this year.

Doctor Fong says they also have recorded 75 COVID-19 positive patients who died from the serious medical conditions that they had before they contracted COVID-19; these are not classified as COVID-19 deaths.

There have been 792 new recoveries reported since the last update, which means that there are now 16,061 active cases.

There have been 21,759 cases during the outbreak that started in April 2021.

The Ministry has recorded a total of 21, 829 cases in Fiji since the first case was reported in March 2020, with 5,521 recoveries.

There is 1 more death that remains under investigation.

This will be discussed once investigations (including test results) and classifications are complete.

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[Source: Fijian Government]

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