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Fiji records another day of over 1000 new COVID-19 cases

There were nine deaths between the 26th and 27th of this month.

The Ministry of Health has confirmed that there have been 245 new recoveries reported since the last update.

There are now 20,200 active cases.

Of the new cases announced yesterday, 293 cases are from the Western Division and 1008 cases are from the Central Division.

17,774 active cases are in the Central Division and 2,426 in the West.

53 patients are considered to be in severe condition, and 16 are in critical condition.

Medical experts say a third of Fiji's COVID-19 deaths may be unreported

Since April, Fiji's COVID-19 outbreak has escalated to more than 25,000 cases.

However, in June Fiji began distinguishing between COVID-19 deaths and people who tested positive for the disease but died of other medical conditions.

Michael Baker, a professor of public health at Otago University, said Fiji may be downplaying the pandemic's cost.

Fiji records more than 700 new COVID-19 cases

Eleven people tested positive for COVID-19 died between 22nd July to 27th July.

There have now been 206 deaths due to COVID-19 in Fiji, with 204 of these deaths during the outbreak that started in April this year.

Another 102 COVID-19 positive patients also died but their deaths were not classified as COVID-19 deaths.

They were reported to have had serious medical conditions before contracting COVID-19.

Fiji’s Taichi Vakasama finishes in 200m breaststroke heat

Vakasama clocked 1:05:78 second in heat one.

Team Fiji athletes who have been in action so far in the Tokyo Games include Vakasama, table tennis rep Sally Yee, sailor Sophia Morgan and the Fiji 7s team.

The Fijiana 7s will start their campaign on Thursday while Pacific’s fastest man Banuve Tabakaucoro is taking part on Saturday.

     

Fiji continues to record COVID-19 death on a daily

There were 1285 new cases reported for the 24-hour period to 8am yesterday.

Ministry of Health’s Permanent Secretary, Dr James Fong said nine people died due to COVID-19 between 23rd and 26th July.

Most of these deaths are of elderly people with an 89-year-old woman being the eldest and 34-year-old man being the youngest.

Eight of the deceased were not vaccinated and one was not fully vaccinated.

202 cases are from the Western Division while 1, 083 are from the Central Division.

Former Fiji Prime Ministers and politicians taken in for questioning by CID officers

Rabuka was taken in by Police on Sunday night while Chaudhry was taken in for questioning yesterday afternoon.

National Federation Party Leader Professor Biman Prasad, NFP President Pio Tikoduadua, SODELPA MP’s Lynda Tabuya, Adi Litia Qionibaravi and Ro Filipe Tuisawau and Unity Fiji Leader Savenaca Narube were also detained on Sunday night for questioning.

Acting Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu confirmed the report saying they were questioned for their statements on a Bill to amend the iTaukei Land Trust Act.

Fijian health worker succumbs to COVID-19 as death toll increases

The Head of Health Protection, Dr Aalisha Sahukhan said a 44-year-old pregnant health care worker from Suva arrived at a medical facility with shortness of breath and chest pain.

The health worker’s baby was delivered by the emergency cesarean team at the CWM Hospital. She was not vaccinated.

She is one of the nine people that died from the virus from 21st to 25th July.

From the list of deaths, seven others were not vaccinated while one was not fully vaccinated.

Fiji has recorded a total of 626 new COVID-19 cases for the period ending at 8am yesterday.

Crew, passengers isolate on ships as COVID-19 infections soar in Fiji

They are the latest group amongst more than 4000 COVID-positive people to have been turned away from hospitals because there are not enough beds.

Fiji's chief medical adviser, Doctor Jemesa Tudravu, said the health ministry has set up a homecare support system for those isolating on the ships and at home.

This includes delivering food and medical supplies to the ships.

Dr Tudravu said the ministry is also monitoring people at home with follow-up telephone calls.

Fiji’s COVID-19 death toll and cases increase

There are currently 16,061 active cases.

During the 24-hours to 8am yesterday, 468 people were tested positive for COVID-19.

That compares to 918 infections and 15 deaths in the previous 24-hour period. 

 The age range for the 11 people that died are between 40 and 84.

Permanent Secretary for Health, Dr James Fong said seven other COVID-19 positive patients had died, however their deaths were not caused by the virus but due to serious pre-existing medical conditions.

Dr Fong said one death is being investigated.

102-year old woman in Fiji among latest COVID-19 deaths

The death of the centenarian is one of 15 deaths recorded between 19 July and 21 July.

Fiji has recorded a total of 918 COVID-19 cases in the 24 hour period ending at 8am yesterday.

According to the Ministry of Health, of the 15 new deaths, 11 people were over the age of 60 while the other four were in their 40s and 50s.

161 people have died from COVID-19, with 159 of these deaths during the outbreak that started in April this year.

There have been 179 new recoveries reported since the last update.

There are now 16,403 active cases.