PRESS RELEASE

COVID-19 Update – 01-05-2021

Media Release

COVID-19 Update

Saturday May 1st 2021

As announced by the Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services today, we have 2 new cases to report.

They are the 5-year-old and the 15-year-old daughters of the mother from Cunningham. Both cases were confirmed in isolation, and their first tests were negative, that means they do not pose a risk to the public and bear no implication on our existing programme of contact tracing.

There have been 3 recoveries, and this means we now have 49 active cases in isolation. Sixteen are border quarantine cases, 31 are locally transmitted cases, and 2 are under investigation to determine the source of transmission.

Total active cases in isolation = 49 (16 border quarantine cases, 31 locally transmitted cases, 2 under investigation)

Fiji has had 119 cases in total, with 68 recoveries and 2 deaths, since our first case was reported on March 19th 2020.

A total of 52,040 COVID-19 laboratory tests have been conducted, with a daily average of 802 tests per day over the last 7 days, and a weekly average of 3485 tests per week over the last 2 weeks, with a record 5169 tests done last week. Testing has increased in line with the response to the recent local cases, with 1026 tests conducted yesterday. Our overall test positivity is 0.2% and our 7 day average daily test positivity is 0.6%.