PRESS RELEASE

COVID-19 Situation Update – 21-04-2021

 Media Release                                                                   

COVID-19 Update

Wednesday April 21st 2021

As announced by the Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services today, we have 1 new case of COVID-19. This is a 40 year old female from Wainitarawau Settlement Cunningham in Suva who attended the funeral in Tavakubu Lautoka on Friday April 16th, and had contact with the 53 year old hotel quarantine worker case announced earlier. Along with 6 other members of her family she has been admitted to the isolation ward at Navua Hospital. These 6 family members have so far tested negative.

With this latest case there are now 11 active cases admitted into hospital isolation units, five are older border quarantine cases announced previously. The remaining six are the cases reported since Sunday April 18th, which includes 3 border quarantine cases and 3 locally transmitted cases.

Total active cases in hospital isolation units = 11 (8 border quarantine cases and 3 locally transmitted cases)

There are also over 300 primary and secondary contacts of recent cases quarantined in border quarantine facilities in Nadi.

Fiji has had 78 cases in total, with 65 recoveries and 2 deaths, since our first case was reported on March 19th 2020. 57 of these cases have been international travel associated cases detected in border quarantine. And 3 recently announced cases – the quarantine hotel worker, her daughter, and now this 40 year old contact in Suva, are our first cases of local transmission in over 1 year.

A total of 43,487 COVID-19 laboratory tests have been conducted, with a daily average of 252 tests per day over the last 7 days, and a weekly average of 1892 tests per week over the last 2 weeks.

There are currently 1043 people who have recently arrived from overseas undergoing mandatory 14 day quarantine in government supervised border quarantine facilities in Nadi.

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