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More than 700 infections and 11 COVID deaths recorded

July 28, 2021 6:55 am

Fiji has recorded 715 new cases of COVID-19 for the 24 hour period that ended at 8am yesterday.

The Ministry of Health says 97 cases are from the Western Division and 618 cases are from the Central Division.

Permanent Secretary for Health, Dr James Fong says there have been 128 new recoveries reported since the last update, which means that there are now 18,512 active cases.

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Dr Fong says 16,518 active cases are in the Central Division and 1, 994 in the West.

He adds that all cases that were recorded in the Northern and Eastern Divisions have recovered and there are no active cases currently in those divisions.

Dr Fong says there have been 25,069 cases during the outbreak that started in April 2021.

Fiji has recorded a total of 25,139 cases in the country since the first case was reported in March 2020, with 6,319 recoveries.

However, Dr Fong also highlights that Fiji has 11 new COVID-19 deaths to report for the period of 22nd July to 27th July.

The first COVID-19 death was a 46-year-old healthcare worker from the CWM Hospital.

She presented to the CWM Emergency Department in severe respiratory distress.

The woman reported having a fever and cough for five days and her condition worsened in hospital and she died two days after admission.

She was not vaccinated.

The second COVID-19 death was a 65-year-old man from Makoi who died at home.

He received the 1st dose of the vaccine in mid-July.

He did not receive the second dose of the vaccine and was not fully vaccinated.

The third COVID-19 death was a 74-year-old woman from Lami who died at home.

She was not vaccinated.

The fourth COVID-19 death was a 71-year-old woman from Davuilevu Housing who died at home.

She was also not vaccinated.

The fifth COVID-19 death was a 66-year-old woman from Caubati who died at home. She was not vaccinated.

The sixth COVID-19 death was a 79-year-old woman from Lami who died at home.

The woman was not vaccinated.

The seventh COVID-19 death was a 75-year-old man from Samabula.

He presented to the CWM Hospital emergency department in severe respiratory distress.

The man’s condition worsened in the hospital and he died on the same day.

He too was not vaccinated.

The eighth COVID-19 death reported was a 62-year-old woman from Suva.

She presented to the CWM Hospital emergency department in severe respiratory distress.

Her condition worsened in the hospital and she died two days after admission.

She was not vaccinated.

The ninth COVID-19 death reported was a 67-year-old man from Korovisilou, Serua.

He presented to the CWM Hospital emergency department in severe respiratory distress.

The man’s condition worsened in the hospital and he died four days after admission.

He was not vaccinated.

The tenth COVID-19 death was a 63-year-old woman from Nausori.

She presented to a medical facility in severe respiratory distress.

A medical team retrieved her from the health facility and brought her to the FEMAT field hospital.

Her condition worsened at the FEMAT field hospital and she died six days after admission.

She was not vaccinated.

The eleventh COVID-19 death reported was a 69-year-old man from Nadera.

He presented to the FEMAT field hospital in severe respiratory distress.

A medical team retrieved him from the FEMAT field hospital and brought him to the CWM hospital.

His condition worsened in the hospital and he died two days after admission.

He only received the 1st dose of the vaccine and was not fully vaccinated.

There has been one more death of COVID-19 positive patient.

However, the Permanent Secretary for Health says her death has been classified as non-COVID death by her doctors.

Dr James Fong says the doctors have determined that her death was caused by a serious pre-existing medical condition and not COVID-19.

There have now been 206 deaths due to COVID-19 in Fiji, with 204 of these deaths during the outbreak that started in April this year.

The 7 day rolling average of COVID-19 deaths per day is 7.

Fiji has also have recorded 102 COVID-19 positive patients who died from the serious medical conditions that they had before they contracted COVID-19; these are not classified as COVID-19 deaths.

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