Six new COVID-19 cases in Kadavu
The Ministry of Health recorded 93 new COVID-19 infections in the 24 hour period that ended at 8am yesterday.
Six new cases were reported in Kadavu raising the total number of cases on the island to 556.
Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong says 25 new infections were also reported in the Nacula Medical Area in the villages of Nacula and Naisisili in Yasawa.
This has raised the number of cases in the areas to 138 cases for the medical area.
42 new cases were recorded on Beqa Island bringing the total number of cases to 242.
The Ministry has identified Ovalau Island in the Lomaiviti group as the new area of interest after two positive cases who were under quarantine in the Levuka quarantine facility and tested positive.
Another four quarantine cases that also tested positive are confirmed as historical cases.
Contact tracing is underway for the new cases who remain in the isolation facility and monitored by the Levuka health team.
A 73-year-old unvaccinated woman from Suva is the only COVID-19 death reported in the latest update.
There have now been 584 deaths due to COVID-19 in Fiji, with 582 of these deaths during the outbreak that started in April this year.