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Over 1,200 new COVID infections with nine deaths recorded

July 27, 2021 6:44 am
[Source: Ministry of Health and Medical Services]

The Ministry of Health recorded 1, 285 new COVID-19 infections in the 24-hour period ending 8am yesterday.

202 cases are from the Western Division while 1, 083 are from the Central Division.

Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says nine people have died due to COVID-19 between 23rd and 26th July.

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The first death involved an 82-year-old woman from Tamavua who died at home and she was not vaccinated.

The second COVID-19 death is of a 57-year-old man from Nadawa who died at home on Saturday. He was not vaccinated.

A 34-year-old from Nadera, Nasinu is the third COVID-19 victim.

He presented to the CWM Hospital in severe respiratory distress and died two days after admission.

He was not fully vaccinated

The fourth COVID-19 death is of a 52-year-old man from Raiwasa who presented to the CWM Hospital in severe respiratory distress and died 15 days after admission.

He was not vaccinated.

A 45-year-old woman from Samabula is the fifth COVID-19 victim.

She presented to the CWM Hospital in severe respiratory distress and died seven days after admission. She was not vaccinated.

The sixth COVID-19 death to report is a 73-year-old woman from Naitasiri.

She presented to a health facility in severe respiratory distress and died on the same day.

Her family reported that she had a cough, generalized weakness and shortness of breath for one week prior.

She was not vaccinated.

A 72-year-old man from Naitasiri who died at home over the weekend is the seventh death reported by the Ministry today.

He was not vaccinated.

The eighth COVID-19 death to report is an 89-year-old woman from Narere.

She presented to the CWM Hospital emergency department in severe respiratory distress and died on the same day.

She was not vaccinated.

The ninth COVID-19 death that is reported is of a 74-year-old man from Tacirua who died at home.

He was not vaccinated.

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

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

Doctors have determined that these deaths were caused by serious pre-existing medical conditions and not COVID-19.

There have now been 195 deaths due to COVID-19 in Fiji, with 193 of these deaths during the outbreak that started in April this year.

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

The Ministry says 101 COVID-19 positive patients died from the serious medical conditions that they had before they contracted COVID-19; these are not classified as COVID-19 deaths.

There have been 263 new recoveries reported since the last update, which means that there are now 17,937 active cases.

The Health Ministry says there are now 16,239 active cases are in the Central Division and 1698 in the West.

All cases that were recorded in the Northern and Eastern Divisions (cases that were imported from Viti Levu) have recovered and there are no active cases currently in those divisions.

There have been 24,354 cases during the outbreak that started in April this year.

Fiji has recorded a total of 24,424 cases since the first case reported in March 2020, with 6,191 recoveries.

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