5 Aug 2021

Covid-19 in Fiji: 11 dead, 1187 new cases confirmed

5:33 am on 5 August 2021

Eleven more people have died from Covid-19 in Fiji, taking the death toll to 272.

In the 24 hours to 8am yesterday, Fiji recorded 1187 new cases of the coronavirus.

There were 1220 cases and seven deaths in the previous 24-hour period.

Coronavirus COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, 3D illustration. Close-up view of a corona virus with surface spikes

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Health Secretary Doctor James Fong said last night all but one of the victims were not vaccinated.

He said seven of the 11 patients lived in the Suva-Nausori containment area and had died at home.

Two other patients, a 50-year-old woman from Lautoka and a 21-year-old man from Malake Island in Rakiraki, were pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

A 78-year-old woman from Tailevu presented to a medical facility in severe respiratory distress on 3 August.

But her condition worsened at the health centre and she died on the same day.

A 53-year-old woman from Nasinu presented to the Colonial War Memorial Hospital's Emergency Department in severe respiratory distress on 2 August.

Her condition worsened at the hospital and she died one day later.

Fiji now has 22,658 active cases in isolation.

Lautoka Hospital.

Lautoka Hospital. Photo: Supplied/Fiji MOH

Covid-19 in Fiji

1187 new cases

11 deaths reported from 31 July-4 August

1204 new recoveries - this means there are now 22,658 active cases (Central Division - 18,318; Western Division - 4340)

33,850 cases recorded during the outbreak that started in April 2021

33,920 cases in total recorded in Fiji since the first case was reported in March 2020, with 10,848 recoveries.

3 more deaths of positive patients (classified as non-covid deaths)

272 deaths recorded to date

270 of those deaths recorded during the outbreak that started in April 2021

Average deaths per day - 7

142 positive patients died from the serious medical conditions they had before they contracted the virus (classified as non-covid deaths).