Eight more die due to COVID-19

August 19, 2021 10:15 am

The Ministry of Health has recorded eight new COVID-19 deaths and 653 positive cased as of 8am yesterday.

The deaths were reported between 14th and 18th August.

Five deaths are from the Central Division and three from the West.

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A 54-year-old woman from Tailevu died at the Korovou Hospital after presenting in severe respiratory distress.

A 54-year-old man from Lautoka died one day after admission.

He had a history of cough and fever.

An 86-year-old woman from Sigatoka died at home.

A 40-year-old man from Nausori presented to the CWM hospital in severe respiratory distress and died sixteen days after admission.

A 78-year-old man from Tailevu who died at home.

The sixth death is of a 72-year-old man from Sigatoka who also died at home.

An 84-year-old man from Navua died at home while a 75-ear-old man from Suva died at the CWM Hospital.

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

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

The Ministry of Health says doctors have determined that their deaths were caused by serious pre-existing medical conditions and not COVID-19.

A total of 413 people have died due to COVID since March 2020.

The Ministry says the national seven day rolling average of COVID-19 deaths per day stands at ten.

There are currently 327 COVID-19 patients admitted to the hospital.

124 patients are admitted to the Lautoka Hospital, 44 patients are admitted at the FEMAT field hospital, and 159 admitted at CWM hospital, St Giles, and Makoi.

54 patients are considered to be in severe condition, and 15 are in critical condition.

As at 8am today, 1,088 COVID patients have recovered which means there are now 21,304 positive cases in Fiji.

Fiji has recorded 41,760 cases since the second wave of the outbreak began in April.

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