Active COVID-19 cases in stable condition
August 12, 2020 7:23 am
Acting Permanent Secretary for Health, Dr James Fong.
The remaining six COVID-19 active cases in isolation are all in stable condition and are undergoing tests to assess their recovery.
They are all border quarantine cases.
Acting Permanent Secretary for Health Dr James Fong says Fiji remains COVID-19 contained and they continue to ensure there is no community transmission.
Dr Fong says the active cases are under close observation.
“At the moment we have six cases. Five in Lautoka and one in Nadi. They are all very stable. They are doing very well. Actually they are just going through what we call the test of recovery now. There are two different criteria for a test of recovery. Some get a test of recovery based on symptoms but a small number in that group that requires a test of recovery based on the swab. That means the swab has to turn negative.”
Meanwhile, there are 47 military personnel stationed at the various Government quarantine facilities in the Western Division.
These soldiers are looking after 276 Fijians who are still in COVID-19 quarantine facilities.