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Five active cases in Kadavu categorized as high risk

October 2, 2021 7:48 am

Five new cases were recorded in the villages of Muani and Namalata on Kadavu Island in the last 24-hours, bringing the total number of cases to 582.

Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Doctor James Fong says 556 cases have recovered and the remaining 26 active cases are under daily monitoring by health teams.

Doctor Fong says risk assessment has revealed that five active cases are in the high-risk category and 21 in the low category.

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Seven people are currently admitted at Vunisea hospital, but only two are COVID positive and in stable condition.

He says vaccination continues by the Vunisea and Kavala health teams.

Two new cases were reported on Malolo Island in the last 24-hours.

Doctor Fong says of the 89 cases, 57 have recovered, and 32 remain active.

No new cases were recorded on Naviti Island in the last 24- hours and of the 181 cases, 163 have recovered and 18 remain active.

There were no new cases recorded on Waya Island in the last 24-hours.

Of the 51 cases on the island, 31 cases have recovered and 20 cases remain active and under daily monitoring by the health team.

Doctor Fong says the Nacula Medical Area did not report any new cases in the last 24-hours.

Beqa Island also did not record any new cases and of the 252 cases 176 have recovered, and 75 cases remain active.

The active cases, 100 primary contacts and 12 secondary contacts are all under home isolation, monitored by the health team.

Doctor Fong says vaccination for villagers has commenced while the 14 days lockdown for affected villages with no new cases has been lifted.

Movement restriction remains for Yanuca Island.

Ovalau also did not report any new cases and two positive cases are on Day 12 in the isolation facility.

Four other individuals in quarantine have been re-swabbed and are awaiting test results.

Internal repatriation to Ovalau has been put on hold for now.

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