However, the Health Ministry has clarified that the death is not COVID-related and is due to serious medical illness.
This is the second COVID-19 patient to have died from non-COVID-related causes.
The death of the first patient, a 38-year-old woman was confirmed over the weekend.
She was already ill due to other serious medical conditions for which she had been admitted to the hospital.
Photo Caption: CWM Hospital, Suva. Source: FILE Photo