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53 new cases of COVID-19 recorded

October 16, 2021 6:27 am

The Ministry of Health recorded 53 new cases of COVID-19 in its latest update.

Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says of this, 38 were recorded yesterday and 15 new cases were reported in the 24 hour period ending at 8 am yesterday.

Three deaths of COVID-19 positive patients were also reported, however, these deaths have been classified as non-COVID-19 deaths by doctors as the patients died of serious pre-existing medical conditions.

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To date, 541 COVID-19 positive patients died from serious medical conditions they had before they contracted COVID-19, therefore, they are not classified as COVID-19 deaths.

There have been 663 deaths due to COVID-19 in Fiji, with 661 of these deaths during the outbreak that started in April.

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