COVID-19: New cases soar past 400 with two deaths reported

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There have been 431 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and two deaths related to COVID-19 in the 24-hour reporting period that ended at 8am today.

Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services, Dr James Fong in his daily COVID-19 statement this afternoon says these new cases are from the Central and Western Divisions.

Dr Fong said 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.

You can also view the approximate locations of the new cases at the following link: http://bit.ly/3vE2ZBb.

“There have now been 24 deaths due to COVID-19 in Fiji, with 22 of these deaths during the outbreak that started in April this year,”Dr Fong said.

“We also have recorded 11 COVID-19 positive patients who died from conditions that they had before they contracted COVID-19,” he said.

At a glance as at July 1, 2021:

  • 36 new recoveries reported since the last update
  • 3,896 active cases in isolation
  • 4,779 cases during the outbreak that started in April 2021
  • 4,849 cases in Fiji since the first case was reported in March 2020, with 918 recoveries

Source: Ministry of Health PS Dr James Fong, COVID-19 Update (July 1/2021)

 

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