PRESS RELEASE

COVID-19 Update – 31-05-2021

Media Release
COVID-19 Update

Monday May 31st 2021

Evening update

In addition to the 23 cases reported from this morning, there are 9 new cases to report as of 6 pm this evening. The 9 new cases are all linked to existing clusters.

Muanikoso, Nasinu- 5
Nawaka, Nadi – 4

There are now 267 active cases with 252 of these cases from the Lami-Suva-Nausori containment zone, and 15 cases from Nadi. 2 of the active cases in Suva are considered to be severe cases.

Fiji has had 438 cases in total since our first case was reported in March 2020, with 167 recoveries and 4 deaths. There have been 368 cases since this outbreak started in April 2021.

Testing update

65,877 COVID-19 laboratory tests have been conducted during this current outbreak, with 108,738 conducted in total since testing started in early 2020. This does not yet include the 11,000 samples recently tested in Australia.

A total of 2475 samples were tested yesterday. The daily average of testing over the last 7 days is 2630 tests per day. At the national level, an average of 3 tests per 1000 population was conducted daily over the last 7 days. The 7-day average daily test positivity is 1.1%.