COVID-19: 262 new cases; six new areas of interest

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Fiji recorded 262 new cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hour period ending at 8am today with 43 cases from six new areas of interest.

Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services, Dr James Fong in his COVID-19 update this afternoon said five cases are known contacts of cases from the Nawakalevu containment zone that have been undergoing 14 day quarantine in quarantine facilities in Nadi.

He said three are contacts from within the existing Korovou cluster, while the remaining 254 cases are from the Lami-Suva-Nausori containment zone.

Dr Fong said 113 cases are from existing areas of interest in this zone, and 43 are from the following new areas of interest:

  • Jittu Estate
  • MV Liohona Shipping
  • Milverton Rd
  • Natogadravu
  • Waikete Village
  • Nauluvatu Village

He said the remaining cases are contacts of known cases, cases that were seen in screening clinics and were swabbed, and cases under investigation to determine possible sources of transmission.

“A full breakdown of areas of interest has been published online on the Ministry’s COVID-19 dashboard and on the Fijian Government Facebook page,” Dr Fong said.

“You can also view the approximate locations of the new cases on the Ministry’s COVID-19 dashboard at the following link http://bit.ly/3vE2ZBb.”

 

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