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COVID-19

65 new cases as death toll passes 621

September 29, 2021 3:50 am

The Ministry of Health has 65 new cases of COVID-19 to report for the 24 hour period that ended at 8 am yesterday.

There have been 29 COVID-19 deaths to report for the period of 06th July – 17th September.

Twenty-eight COVID-19 deaths were reported from the Central Division while one COVID-19 death was reported from the Western Division.

An analysis of the 29 deaths has highlighted that individuals were aged between 35 to 89 years, 55 percent are males and 96.5 percent of the individuals died at home or on their way to the hospital.

82.7 percent of the deaths were unvaccinated individuals and 13.8 percent of the deaths received one dose of the vaccine and one death was fully vaccinated.

The fully vaccinated individual was elderly and was admitted with severe comorbidity.

There have been 16 more deaths of COVID-19 positive patients.

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

There have now been 621 deaths due to COVID-19 in Fiji, with 619 of these deaths during the outbreak that started in April this year.

There are currently 92 COVID-19 patients admitted to the hospital.

46 patients are admitted at the Lautoka Hospital and 46 are admitted at CWM hospital, St Giles, and Makoi.

Seven patients are considered to be in severe condition and four are in critical condition.

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