Ten new COVID-19 deaths with 264 new infections

August 11, 2021 6:41 am

[Source: Ministry of Health and Medical Services]

Fiji has 10 new COVID-19 deaths  with 264 new infections for the period ending 8am yesterday.

The death toll from the deadly disease now stands at 327 with 325 of these deaths recorded since April this year.

The latest deaths are for the period July 30th to August 10th.

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Ministry of Health’s Permanent Secretary, Doctor James Fong, says of the 10 deaths recorded, the oldest is an 82-year-old unvaccinated man from Nausori who died at home, while another  69-year-old Suva woman also died at home and was also not vaccinated.

A 64-year-old woman from Wailea, Vatuwaqa who died at her home had received one dose of the vaccine, while another man, 64, was also unvaccinated when he died in Suva on Monday.

A 47-year-old man from Kinoya was not vaccinated when he died on Monday, while a 44-year-old woman from Lami who was presented to the CWM Hospital in severe respiratory distress, died 10 days after admission at the CWM Hospital.

She was not vaccinated.

A man aged 72, from Kalabu had presented to the CWM Hospital in severe respiratory distress and died one day after admission at the CWM Hospital and was not fully vaccinated.

A Nabua woman, 52 died 12 days after admission and was not vaccinated.

A 63-year-old man from Lami and a 51-year-old woman from Suva both died at CWM after admission and were not vaccinated.

Dr Fong says says of the 264 cases reported , 133 are from the Central Division and 131 cases from the West.

The Ministry also reported 257 new recoveries with 24,414 active cases in isolation.

Active cases in isolation stands at 18,948 are in the Central Division and 5,446 active cases in the Western Division.

There have been 37,776 cases during the outbreak that started in April 2021.

Fiji has recorded a total of 37, 846 cases in Fiji since the first case was reported in March 2020, with 12,934 recoveries.

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