PRESS RELEASE

COVID-19 Update – 02-06-2021

Media Release

COVID-19 Update

Wednesday June 2nd 2021

Evening Summary

In addition to the 22 cases announced already today, we are reporting 13 new cases this evening. All the new cases are from existing clusters:

QEB cluster – 7

CWMH cluster – 3

Nawaka, Nadi cluster – 3

Fourteen patients have recovered, which means there are now 323 active cases.

There have been 438 cases since this outbreak started in April 2021. Fiji has had 508 cases in total since our first case was reported in March 2020, with 181 recoveries and 4 deaths.

Testing update

70,807 COVID-19 laboratory tests have been conducted since this outbreak started in April, with 113,668 conducted in total since testing started in early 2020. This does not yet include the 11,000 samples recently tested in Australia.

2198 samples are reported to have been tested yesterday. This daily test total does not yet include tests counts from the laboratories at Nadi and Tamavua Twomey Hospitals so it is expected to increase.

The daily average of testing over the last 7 days is 2508 tests per day. At the national level, an average of 2.8 tests per 1000 population were conducted daily over the last 7 days. The 7 day average daily test positivity is 1.3%.

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