COVID-19: 16 deaths reported from January 8-16

A Republic of the Fiji Military Forces part of the COVID-19 team assist vehicle owners at the vaccination drive through at Albert Park in Suva on Friday, December 31, 2021. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

Sixteen deaths have been recorded from COVID-19 from January 8-16.

This is according to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

The first COVID-19 death to report is of a 53-year-old male from the Western Division who died at home on December 23, 2021. He was not vaccinated.

The second COVID-19 death to report is of a 92-year-old male from the Western Division who died at home on January 8, 2022. He was not vaccinated.

The third COVID-19 death to report is of a 38-year-old female from the Western Division who presented to the Lautoka Hospital on January 8. She was admitted but died four days later. She had pre-existing medical conditions that were assessed to have contributed to her death. She was fully vaccinated.

The fourth COVID-19 death to report is of a 54-year-old female from the Western Division who presented to the Lautoka Hospital on January 11. She was admitted and died the next day. She had pre-existing medical conditions and was fully vaccinated.

The fifth COVID-19 death to report is of a 68-year-old male from the Western Division who died at home on January 16. He had pre-existing medical conditions and was not vaccinated.

The sixth COVID-19 death to report is of a 65-year-old male from the Western division who died at home on January 12. He had pre-existing medical conditions and was fully vaccinated.

The seventh COVID-19 death to report is of a 69-year-old female from the Western Division who died at home on January 14. She was not vaccinated.

The eighth COVID-19 death to report is of a 66-year-old male from the Western division who died at home on January 14. He had a significant pre-existing medical condition which was assessed to have contributed to his death. He was fully vaccinated.

The ninth COVID-19 death to report is of an 81-year-old male from the Western Division who died on January 11. He was not vaccinated.

The tenth COVID-19 death to report is of a 71-year-old female from the Central Division who died on January 14. She had pre-existing medical conditions and was not vaccinated.

The eleventh COVID-19 death to report is of a 47-year-old female from the Central Division who died at home on January 15. She had multiple pre-existing medical conditions and was not vaccinated.

The twelfth COVID-19 death to report is of a 21-year-old male from the Central Division who died at home on January 16. He had no known pre-existing medical conditions and he was fully vaccinated. In accordance with the protocol for all deaths outside the hospital or on arrival, a sample was collected after death and tested for COVID-19, with a positive result. After an investigation, it has been determined that, in the absence of evidence of other illnesses, COVID-19 was the cause of death.

The thirteenth covid-19 death to report is of a 55-year-old female from the Central Division who died at home on January 13. She had a pre-existing medical condition and was fully vaccinated.

The fourteenth COVID-19 death to report is of a 97-year-old male from the Central Division who died at home on January 15. She was fully vaccinated.

The fifteenth COVID-19 death to report is of a 60-year-old female from the Central Division who died at home on January 12. She had pre-existing medical conditions and was not vaccinated.

The sixteenth COVID-19 death to report is of a 74-year-old male from the Central Division who presented to the CWMH Emergency Department on January 15. He was admitted and later died on January 16. He was fully vaccinated.

There has been a total of 746 deaths due to COVID-19 in Fiji.

 

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